Guest Contributor, Poonam Parag from Blossom & Bloom Kids in San Jose.
As a mom of two young children, Poonam knows how hard it can be to find activities that are both fun and educational. That’s why she founded Blossom & Bloom Kids, a company that offers a range of learning & development products with clean, non-toxic ingredients.
Blossom & Bloom Kids’ products are designed to help children develop their cognitive, language, and fine motor skills. With sensory materials like sand, playdough, and lentils; tools like rolling pins and tongs; and curated toys in fun, engaging themes, these products also promote creativity and imagination. Sensory play provides many opportunities for young children to engage in open-ended exploration, problem-solving, and critical thinking. When children are encouraged to touch, feel, manipulate, and experiment with different textures, shapes, and objects, their brains actively process information. For instance, as a child squeezes a squishy toy, they learn about cause and effect—realizing that their action produces a particular outcome. Likewise, when children sort objects based on their texture, size, or color, they enhance their ability to classify and categorize information. These experiences lay the groundwork for advanced cognitive skills later in life.
They have been featured at several events including WELA (Women Entrepreneurs Launch) in Los Altos, Blossom Birth and Family Fair in Palo Alto, Girl Gang Craft in Oakland and Kid Fest in Concord.
If you’re looking for screen-free activities to help your child learn and grow, check out Blossom & Bloom Kids.