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Our goal is to help every parent feel confident. Our play products are designed by child development experts and distilled to their simplest, purest purpose: to be exactly what children need at each stage.

Playtime with Purpose

Our Story

The creation of Lovevery (pronounced "Love-every") began with Jessica, Rod, and an idea.

Jessica: Passionate about giving babies the best and healthiest beginning in life. As founding partner, she helped to build Happy Family into a top organic baby food company. Confident that she was giving her babies the best nutrition, she started to become curious about what each of her three children’s brains were craving.

Rod: A builder of companies and movements with environmental and social impact. He was masterful at making things happen and generating results. Meanwhile, Rod was experiencing fatherhood—times two—with his twins!

Jessica and Rod have known, trusted, and respected each other for many years. Rod is married to Andrea, Jessica’s life long best friend.

The idea behind Lovevery began after Jessica read a doctoral dissertation titled "Current Research Findings on the Neurological Development of Infants." (Such a nerd, right?)

Through reading the study, Jessica learned that the human brain has about 100 billion nerve cells—all of which are present at birth—but have few links between them. Babies brains develop by constructing an intricate communication network. The network’s structure is formed by experiences children have in the first 3 years of life. The research revealed the more you expose babies to how the world works, the richer the neural networks become. Jessica’s takeaway was that early development experiences wouldn’t just happen on their own, she had to create them.

Jessica wanted to share what she had learned with other parents. This desire gave her the idea to create a second baby company—this time focused on brain development. The hard part would be bringing that idea to reality; she would need help. The moment that Rod said that he would co-found the company, it all became real.

Jessica and Rod created Lovevery; a company that offers products and information which help create developmental experiences in the lives of new babies and families. Lovevery helps parents feel confident that they are giving their little ones just what they want and need every step of the way.

Advisors and Key Research

We know that you are the expert on your baby. Lovevery brings academics, researchers, and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines together for a holistic approach that is simple, accessible, and relevant to you and your baby.

  • Ashley Baylen: Senior Equity and Inclusion Advisor

    Ashley (she/her) is an entrepreneur, community organizer, writer, parenting podcast creator, and cofounder of The ByUs Box—educational toolkits that guide families in raising anti-racist and inclusive kids through positive, mindful, interactive, and developmentally-appropriate modeling and play.

  • Nicole Stamp: Senior Equity and Inclusion Advisor

    Nicole (she/her) has written and directed award-winning educational children’s media for over a decade, including work on Blue’s Clues, Odd Squad, Peanuts, and TVOKids. She cofounded The ByUs Box—toolkits for raising anti-racist and inclusive children—and her essays on race and gender have been published by CNN.

  • Dr. Gillian Starkey

    Gillian is a professor of Human Neuroscience in the Center for Psychology at Goucher College. The goal of her research is to understand how the brain supports and reflects developing math skills as children progress.

  • Dr. William Staso

    Will is the author of Neural Foundations and Brain Under Construction, the original surveys of published research in the field of baby brain development including applied methods for tailoring play by developmental stage.

  • Dr. Ariel Kalil

    Ariel is a professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, where she directs the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy and co-directs the Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab.

  • Jody Malterre

    Jody has owned and managed multiple Montessori schools and worked as a master teacher trainer of Montessori methods in both the US and China. Jody is also a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer for both teachers and parents.

  • Dr. Zelana Montminy

    Zelana is a positive psychologist and author of bestselling book 21 Days to Resilience. She creates resilience curriculum for youth and schools worldwide, and is a go-to parenting authority in the media.

  • Kylie D’Alton

    Kylie is passionate about bringing Montessori into the home and is the author of the popular blog howwemontessori.com.

  • Rachel Coley

    Rachel is a licensed Occupational Therapist and creator of CanDo Kiddo. Her expertise is infant and toddler development and her passion is supporting families.

  • Dennis and Nancy Dunn

    Dennis and Nancy are the creators of the Growing Child. The Dunns engaged child development experts from across the country to write their series of science-based development publications covering the first six years of growth.

  • Dr. Evelyn Johnson

    Evelyn has coauthored more than 50 research articles and three textbooks on different approaches to childhood learning. She is the Scientific Director at the Lee Pesky Learning Center.

  • Shael Polakow-Suransky

    Shael is the president of the Bank Street College of Education. Prior to this, he was Chief Academic Officer and Senior Deputy Chancellor at the New York City Department of Education.

  • Dr. Brandi Biscoe Kenner

    Brandi is a cognitive developmental psychologist, founder and CEO of Choice-filled Lives Network, and an Affiliated Research Scientist with Yale University's Haskins Laboratories. Her work focuses on the cognitive and cultural mechanisms that underly language, literacy, and social-emotional development, as well as bridging research-to-practice connections in early childhood settings and systems.

In the News

Articles & Press Releases

Lovevery Play Kits Reviewed

Every kit includes a few toys, a book and a parents' guide that provides ideas for using the toys inside to help your child meet their milestones. The toys are made from sustainable and baby-safe, natural materials -- and they look pretty sleek on your shelves, too. 

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Lovevery Launches Book Bundle Options

Lovevery is a toy company beloved by many parents—and for good reason! The brand makes toy subscription kits that are age-appropriate, sustainably made and built to last. Now, Lovevery is announcing the release of its new subscription option: book bundles.

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Most Innovative Products of 2022

Winner: The Play Kits. Lovevery proves education companies don’t have to be high-tech to be innovative. In 2021, Lovevery sent out more than 1 million Play Kits and introduced a line of toys at Target to make its products more accessible to all parents. 

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Why Lovevery’s Focus On Developing Brains Is Also a Win for the Planet

Lovevery is bringing the subscription model to early childhood development with age-appropriate kits designed to be delivered as your child hits certain developmental milestones. Lovevery’s ethos also incorporates sustainability and making products that are built to last. 

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Parents' Best Baby Gear of 2022

Winner: The Lovevery Organic Montessori Ball for Target. These everyday items make life a little easier and more fun. "We can practically see the wheels turning as our daughter plays." 

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