Pokemon cards are still bringing joy 20 years later

The Pokemon YouTube documentary series How Do You Play explores the TCG's community, warming nostalgic hearts.

Pokemon cards are still bringing joy 20 years later
Published by Liam @ PC Game Spotlight a year ago

The Pokemon YouTube documentary series How Do You Play is off to a great start. The first episode delves into the Children's Community School in Van Nuys, California, focusing on the impact of Pokemon cards on the lives of its students. For fellow Pokemon enthusiasts, this is a must-watch.

The Children's Community School and Pokemon Cards

Head of school, Azizi Williams, has been fostering a love for Pokemon cards among the students for the past ten years. Williams believes that if something is important and meaningful to children, it should not be ignored, even in today's technology-driven world.

Neal Wrightson, Williams's predecessor, initiated the Pokeclub, a weekly outdoor gathering for students from Kindergarten to fifth grade. The club provided a space for students to socialize, showcase their Pokemon binders, and engage in trades. What started as a means to build relationships quickly evolved into something much more significant.

The author of this piece, while older than the students featured in the episode, reflects on the passion and joy displayed by the children. Their enthusiasm for trading Pokemon cards resonates deeply, evoking memories of the author's own childhood.

The author contemplates whether the passion for Pokemon would have endured in their generation if adults had embraced it as the teachers at Children's Community School have. They highlight the changes in how children grow up today but remain grateful for the supportive and nurturing community that still exists for Pokemon enthusiasts.

As a proud Pokemon fan, the author wholeheartedly agrees with the sentiment expressed. They express their gratitude for growing up in a culture that embraced collecting cards, but also acknowledge the value of a school environment that genuinely cares for its students.

You can watch the first episode of 'The Teacher' below, and be sure to check out the How Do You Play YouTube page for the full docuseries.

If you're still a collector, like the author, make sure to stay updated on everything you need to know about Sun & Moon Guardians Rising, as well as all the latest news for Pokemon TCG and VG SSG.

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