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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.

  • 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

PureWow 2023 Happy Kid Awards - Lovevery 4-Year-Old Play Kits

Parents couldn’t stop raving about Lovevery’s quarterly kits for four-year-olds, which offer a solid mix of “really smart, age appropriate toys that focus on your kid’s budding urge to be independent,” as one mom told us.

Each box fits a different theme, based on where a child is developmentally and emotionally, though families loved the activities geared toward frustration management most. 


Life without screens is possible—here’s how our family does it

Are screens bad? As CEO and co-founder of Lovevery, I have had the opportunity to learn directly from the experts. There is a lot we know—and a lot more we don’t know—about the effects of screen time on babies and young children. 

In my own family, my husband and I made the choice to skip screens for our kids almost entirely before the age of 5, and then introduce them very slowly. If you’re considering the same, here are some things to think about.


Lovevery’s New Play Kits for 4-Year-Olds: Building Skills for a Successful Future

Lovevery, known for their innovative and developmentally appropriate toys, has now introduced a new line of Play Kits specially designed for 4-year-olds. These kits are packed with engaging activities that not only foster creativity and fun but also help our little ones practice vital skills such as working memory, flexible thinking, and impulse control.


Seasoned Moms Share Why This Is the Best Gift for New Moms

After much deliberation, our team unanimously agreed that there is indeed a gift perfect enough for almost any mom: The Play Kits by Lovevery. 

Most new mamas get a little stressed when they think about their baby’s upcoming developmental growth. Helping littles achieve each of their milestones can feel overwhelming to any parent. Lovevery has created a subscription service that soothes those concerns. And instantly makes a mom’s life easier.  


Lovevery Expands Play Kits to Include 4-Year-Old Kids

Lovevery is introducing kits designed for 4-year-old kids

These new kits focus on expanding kids’ executive function, including working memory, flexible thinking, and impulse control. Kids’ first significant development in executive function happens around the age of 4, making it the perfect time for them to explore one of the Lovevery kits.