Inventing is hard. It is not for the faint of heart.
Coming up with an original idea that has the potential to set the world on fire is a monster challenge. But, if successful, your creation could be the next Rainbow Loom, Silly Bands, or Slap Bracelets. And, who knows, you could end up being like the professional inventors below and have a successful career of bringing fun, joy and excitement to millions of kids of all ages.
So, what does it take to be a real inventor?
What skill-set do you need to make your ideas a reality?… READ MORE
Meet The Inventor
Meet Famed Toy Inventor and Creative Artist, Ruth Green-Synowic
Ruth Green-Synowic is no stranger to the challenge of introducing innovation to
global brands. As an independent inventor and designer, and President of Ruth Green Inc., a product invention and design consultancy, Ruth has successfully worked with dozens of licenses, consulted for numerous toy companies, and was VP of a Creative group that created hundreds of McDonald’s Happy Meal toy programs.
With over 25 years of experience designing and developing consumer products, Ruth’s playful contributions can be seen in more than 1,500 toys and products worldwide, including: … READ MORE
“I remember enjoying making up stories, building unique Star Wars environments, and filling them with all my toys, much more than actually playing with my friends within them.”
New York Times Best Seller
If you want to talk about how play can lead to a successful career, just ask our good friend, author and pop-up book magician Matthew Reinhart. From Frozen to Game of Thrones, Matthew makes stories and paper come to life with equal parts engineering and imagination.
Matthew recently helped Disney Pixar pay homage to its iconic character universe with PIXAR: … READ MORE
2017 Raising Nerd Mega Holiday Wish List:
Tired out from braving store crowds on Black Friday? Well, take a load off, sit back, and finish up your shopping online with Raising Nerd. We’ve compiled another Mega Wish List of STEM- and STEAM-related “micro gift” ideas curated just in time for Cyber Monday! It’s the perfect Nerd gifts guide.
We’ve identified 40+ Nerd-inspiring items to fill out our bonus Mega Holiday Wish List: Stocking-Stuffer Edition below. All under $30!
Happy Nerdy Holidays, everyone!
Nerd Gifts Under $10
Kanoodle – The best-selling solo puzzle challenge game.
Stikbot, Green and … READ MORE
Happy Thanksgiving, Nerd Parents! We hope you still have some appetite left for shopping if not for turkey. As promised in Part 2 of our gift guide, this third installment of the Wish List brings you all you can consume of fun, fascinating STEAM toys for your science, tech, and creative problem-solving hungry Nerds. Today we serve up the final course of Nerd gifts priced $50 and up. So, dig in!
Nerd Gifts for Emerging Nerds (4 to 7 Years)
Osmo Genius Kit – Meet Osmo, the award-winning game system that uses proprietary technology to combine play with hands-on learning. … READ MORE
The 2nd Annual Raising Nerd
Mega Holiday Wish List (Part 2)
How about a second pre-Thanksgiving helping of Nerd-inspiring, creative problem-solving toy goodness? In Part 1 of our Mega Holiday Wish List, which we considered the shopping appetizer, we recommended more than 60 STEAM Gift toys priced under $20 to satisfy any Nerd’s curiosity and passion for discovery. In today’s edition of our annual gift guide, we cover dozens more STEAM toys in the $20-$50 range. Once again, we’ve segmented toys by age group to help make your online browsing easier.
STEAM Gift Ideas for Little Nerdlings
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