Chicago Toy & Game Fair
Christmas is coming early for Chicago area
children, who are invited to Navy Pier Nov. 17-18 to play with more
than 150 of the newest toys and games on the market.
It's the 10th anniversary of the Chicago Toy & Game
Fair, and this year promises more toys, more games and more fun for
the expected 25,000 visitors.
Kids will get to play with the new toys on display, talk
to the inventors and learn about the toy creation
"We had more feedback than ever last year from hundreds of
parent bloggers who had a blast playing with all the toys and games
and getting to talk to their inventors," says Mary Kay Russell,
spokeswoman for the Chicago Toy and Game Group.
This annual event always is a fun way to compile a holiday
wish list, but it's even more than that-and it's only fitting that
Chicago is the host.
"We're celebrating the achievements of toy and game
inventors from around the globe, and promoting the incredible
benefits of play to the world at large," says Mary Couzin, founder
and president of the Chicago Toy and Game Group. "Chicago is the
toy and game inventor capital of the world, so it's the perfect
place to tell our story and play together."
In addition to opportunities to play with toys, events are
scheduled throughout the weekend.
Highlights include the Young Inventor Challenge, the Star
Wars lunch, Blues Clues LIVE! by Naperville's Center Stage Players,
Illinois State Yo-Yo-Championship, Radio Disney on Stage and the
ongoing interactive stage entertainment.
Danielle Braff lives with her two daughters and husband in downtown Chicago.
See more of Danielle's stories here.
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