Authors – Meet the Team Behind Kidplayco

Lisa Berry – Founder and Managing Editor

Lisa Berry - Founder and Managing Editor
Lisa Berry

Hi, I’m Lisa Berry, founder, and primary author of Kidplayco, a blog dedicated to helping parents empower their children to embrace their unique gifts and individual passions.

I’m passionate about helping families create a fun and stimulating home environment that supports the development of their children’s minds, bodies, and souls. I believe in the power of play, and I’m constantly on the lookout for ways to make parenting easier and more joyous.

My career has been focused on early childhood education and development since 2002. I’m a proud mama of three and have spent the last two decades studying the science of play, creativity, and child development.

I believe that play is not just a way to keep our children occupied, but an essential component of their development.

The research is clear: play is the foundation of learning, and it is an essential component of healthy development. I’m passionate about helping parents create an enriching environment for their children and recognize the power of sensory and outdoor play.

If you’re looking for advice, ideas, and support for your parenting journey, I’m here to help. I invite you to explore my blog and join me on the journey of amazing parenting.

James Theil – Co–Founder and Writer

James Theil – Co–Founder Of
James Theil

I’m James Theil, the husband of Lisa Berry. I’m the one who manages the website and writes content related to Nerf guns and Orbeez.

As a father of three kids, I’m passionate about helping parents to create fun experiences for their children.

I’m a huge fan of imaginative play and encouraging creativity in kids. I’m also an avid learner. I am constantly trying to find ways to use new technologies to create innovative and engaging activities for kids.

I was inspired to create Kidplayco with my wife after I saw how much fun my daughter was having with her Nerf gun, and how much time she was dedicated to it.

I wanted to find a way to help bring even more fun into her life and to help other parents do the same for their children. That’s why I’m so excited to be part of this blog and to share my experience and knowledge with you.

I’ve spent my entire life immersed in the world of children’s play and learning. I’ve been a mentor to children and have worked as an educator in a variety of settings.

I’ve also been a stay-at-home dad to our daughter for the last five years, so I know the joys and challenges of parenting firsthand.

My goal is to share with you everything I’ve learned about play and learning over the years and to help you create memories and moments that your children will cherish for years to come.

I hope you find our blog helpful and enjoyable, and I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you soon!

William Scott – Gel Blasters Enthusiastic

William Scott - Gel Blasters Enthusiastic
William Scott

William is a highly experienced Senior Writer at Kidplayco, where he has established himself as an expert in creating entertaining and educational content for children. He is a graduate of the University of Utah, where he earned his degree in Sports Science.

Through his studies and professional experience, William has developed an extensive understanding of the cognitive and physical benefits of recreational and sensory gaming. He recognizes the importance of strategy and critical thinking in game development and has honed his skills in these areas to provide expert insights and advice to fellow gamers and enthusiasts alike.

William has a wealth of experience in the gaming industry, having worked on a variety of projects ranging from board games to digital games. He has a proven track record of creating innovative and engaging gameplay mechanics that appeal to audiences of all ages.

In addition to his work as a writer and game developer, William is also an active member of the gaming community. He participates in various online forums, where he shares his knowledge and insights with other enthusiasts and helps to foster a supportive and inclusive gaming culture.

Overall, William is a highly skilled and knowledgeable expert in the field of recreational and sensory gaming. He is passionate about creating games that are both fun and educational, and his expertise in strategy and critical thinking make him an invaluable resource for anyone looking to improve their gaming skills.

David Hayes – Bubble Gun Enthusiastic

David Hayes - Bubble Gun Enthusiastic
David Hayes

David Hayes is a vibrant and enthusiastic young writer who brings a fresh perspective to the world of kids’ play experiences. At just 18 years old, David is a passionate advocate for imaginative play and has a particular affinity for toy guns. His love for play and his unique insights make him a valuable member of the Kidplayco team, where he works as a seasoned writer and play expert.

Drawing on his personal experiences and extensive knowledge of toy guns, David explores the imaginative and developmental benefits of this form of play. He believes that play is an essential tool for children’s growth, allowing them to develop creativity, problem-solving skills, and social interactions.

David’s work at Kidplayco involves creating engaging content that encourages children to explore imaginative worlds, develop narratives, and build friendships through their play experiences with toy guns.

With his fresh perspective, David inspires young readers to embrace their imaginations, have fun, and find joy in their play experiences. His enthusiasm for play and toy guns makes him a relatable and trusted voice, empowering children and parents alike to explore the realms of imaginative play and create lasting memories together.

Abbey Cooper – Soft Bullet Gun Enthusiastic

Abbey Cooper - Soft Bullet Gun Enthusiastic
Abbey Cooper

Abbey Cooper is a passionate author who specializes in creating immersive sensory experiences for children. With a background in occupational therapy and a deep understanding of sensory integration, Abbey’s work revolves around crafting engaging activities that promote sensory exploration, emotional regulation, and overall well-being in young learners.

Abbey’s collaboration with Kidplayco stems from her strong belief in the power of sensory play and outdoor activities to promote children’s holistic development. Her expertise lies in designing and recommending engaging sensory play ideas and outdoor play experiences that cater to different age groups and developmental needs.

As an integral part of the Kidplayco team, Abbey’s contributions are invaluable. She provides insightful articles and practical tips, sharing her knowledge and expertise to guide parents, educators, and caregivers in creating sensory-rich environments that stimulate children’s senses, and support their emotional well-being.

Abbey’s dedication to promoting children’s development through sensory play aligns perfectly with the mission of Kidplayco.

Her expertise and commitment to fostering a positive and engaging play experience make her an integral part of the team, ensuring that the website continues to provide valuable resources and insights for parents seeking to create meaningful and enjoyable play experiences for their children.

Nicolas Susan – The Technical Guy

Nicolas Susan is a technical professional who works as a freelance for us here at Kidplayco. He has been in the industry for years and is highly experienced in website development, web hosting, and software development.

His specialty is in creating online experiences that are both engaging and educational for young children.

But Nicolas is more than just a technical professional. He is also an advocate for children’s education and literacy. Through his work, he hopes to inspire children to reach their full potential and make lasting impressions on the world.

Nicolas believes that children should have access to the best tools and resources, and his work reflects his commitment to this mission.

He works closely with educators, advocates, and parents to ensure that children are given the best opportunities to succeed.

We are excited to have Nicolas as part of the Kidplayco team. He is an invaluable asset to us and we look forward to seeing what amazing experiences he creates for our kids.