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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Blooming Minds?

We offer parents and educators carefully selected materials from games to puzzles to books to create immersive learning experiences for children—from infants to late teens—that inspire exploration, discovery, mastery of essential competencies and the pursuit of their passions.


What does Blooming Minds do?

We source high-content materials, including toys, games and books, that serve as a launch pad for exploration and as pathways for mental, emotional and physical growth. Through our website, we make it easy for parents and educators to find and purchase materials from a deep selection of offerings spanning multiple categories and themes. We provide additional resources, such as videos, articles, parenting “recipes,” newsletters and other content assets, that guide parents and educators in finding learning materials for children as they progress through different stages of development.


Why is this important?

Many toy & game retailers (on and offline) promote and sell a largely undifferentiated selection of mass-market offerings that are “light” on content and limited in their ability to encourage balanced development and growth. A child’s natural intellectual curiosity (which can be established as a lifelong passion for learning) can be harnessed and developed across all stages of the childhood journey through immersive experiences supported by thoughtfully selected materials and resources. Many parents and educators struggle to find a single place offering a rich selection of developmentally appropriate materials and resources that can serve as a powerful complement to formal schooling.


How is Blooming Minds different?

We have an unwavering commitment to our mission of helping parents and educators create content-rich homes that encourage children to explore, discover, master essential competencies and pursue their passions. We source from around the world, allowing parents and educators to learn about, and purchase, high-content, well-designed materials that are difficult to find (or unavailable) through traditional retailers. Through our highly curated website, we inform and guide parents and educators as they discover not only hard to find materials, but also thoughtfully crafted “bundles” that encourage pursuing areas of passion and support pathways for mental, emotional and physical growth.


Is my information secure?

Customer data from Blooming Minds is NEVER sold or rented. We respect your privacy. We use third party payment processors so we do not store your credit card information. Transactions are processed using a secure, encrypted web connection (HTTPS).


How do I get in touch with someone from Blooming Minds?

Ricardo Bustos, our very friendly Director of Operations, is available at (888) 498-0614 from 8:00am until 5:30pm Eastern Time. If you don't get him right away, please leave a message and he will return your call shortly. Ricardo can also be reached at contact@bloomingminds.com.


Can I place an order via fax?

Fax orders can be placed at (888) 468-7841. What do I do if I have no idea what to order or what to do with my kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, etc.?!! Call Ricardo at the number above and have him schedule a phone call with Helen or Kathryn, our Co-Founders. We promise they will never run out of ideas for what to do with the kids!


How do you choose the materials that you offer?

We choose materials we have personally used with our own kids or which we would have bought for our kids had they been available. We never choose items solely because they "are big sellers." We are always on the lookout for materials with a high level of content, which encourage exploration discovery, engagement and growth. We also have a soft spot for items that make us laugh!