The Little Sensory Box is a small family run business based in Peterborough. It was created whilst on maternity leave with my son; Alfie.
As a first-time mum, I threw myself in to joining mum groups to meet new friends and to get out of the house to keep sane (as most new mum's do) and found myself booking us in to our local sensory classes. We attended our first session which was actually a taster session to try it out before we joined up. We both loved it and Alfie all through the session was curious and mesmerized by all the activities we did. He held on to a little maraca for such a long time just looking at it and it was the first time he had actually grasped something properly.
We joined up to more classes after this first session and week after week we enjoyed the wonderful world of sensory play. I could see how much Alfie got from these sessions; how much it benefited his development, how much it benefited me as a mother and how much it helped us to bond. I wanted to be able to continue these activities from the comfort of our own home.
This is what inspired me to set up this business; to provide other parents with the opportunity to recreate sensory play at home at an affordable price. To support their little one’s development and to help mum's and dads who may be struggling after birth to bond with their new babies.