The lay and play format creates a sensory playground for small babies. Babies are surrounded by visually stimulating toys that encourage visual development like tracking. The hanging activities toys also encourage early fine and gross motors skills as babies begin to reach, bat, grab, and kick at interesting toys. These motions make toys sway, jingle, and rattle, which create more visual and auditory stimulation and an entertaining reason to do it again. The large surrounding mat help give baby a comfortable and defined space to play.