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Importance of Play

Laughing Your Way to Better Parenting Through Playful Parenting

Playful Parenting


PhD Larry Cohen, author of Playful Parenting, gets serious about play with Raising Nerd.  From growing up as an anxious child and transforming into an adult who can find play even when a gun is pointed at him, read his expert tips on how to get more play into your day.


“Put connection first in every aspect of parenting.  That means LIGHTEN UP, because humor is more connecting than seriousness. “

How did you become an “expert” in play and Playful Parenting?

Playful Learning

I was a very serious and anxious child, so play didn’t come easily to me … READ MORE

Importance of Play

How A Lifetime of Learning Through Play Inspired A Disney Imagineer

Learning Through Play


Matt Conover
Disney Imagineer


Being An Imagineer

Back in the early 1950’s, Walt Disney was beginning to crystallize his vision for a theme park – different from the amusement parks he had visited with his kids. A theme park that would bring to life the stories he and his animators had created on film in an immersive, family-friendly environment. He took some of his animators and hired some engineers and coined term “Imagineer” — combining imagination and engineer as he believed these jobs and people had to dream as much as they applied the math and … READ MORE

Importance of Play

How the Importance of Play Can Determine Your Future Career

Importance of Play

February is Raising Nerd’s “Importance of Play” Month
As We Celebrate The Benefits of Play For Nerds Young And Old


Some of my most vivid memories as a kid involved the fantastic games I played. And I’m not talking about the 1,374 one-on-one games of Sorry! I endured with my big sis, or the pickup games of tackle football I played in my buddy Chris’s side yard. I mean the games where my friends and I made the games and rules up as we went along.

Besides baseball, here are a few of my favorite childhood pastimes that helped … READ MORE