This winter has been a brutal one for New Yorkers (and I’m not even sure it’s over yet). I for one was more than willing to load up on the cold weather gear, donning a new bubble coat, an oversized infinity scarf, and fingerless gloves with mitten covers in a concerned effort to keep out the cold and stave off the flu. Long johns were even necessary on a few of the more brutal days this year. Though most adults are eager to be as warm as possible during the winter months, it can be difficult to get kids to bundle up willingly. My niece and nephew whine and whine about putting on their winter’s finest: “The zipper pinches my chin!,” “I can’t breathe!,” “I can’t see with this hat on,” etc., etc. A good way to combat the incessant complaining and layering reluctance is to let kids make their own cold weather accessories. [Read more...]
The 10th anniversary Chicago Toy & Game Fair continued its tradition as the nation’s largest public play event, attracting more than 25,000 people to Navy Pier on the weekend before Thanksgiving. The Fair was the finale of Chicago Toy & Game Week, which featured industry seminars, a highly celebrated inventor awards gala, and a new toy-inspired fashion show, playCHIC. [Read more...]
The Chicago Toy and Game Group challenges kids to display their innovative excellence at the 5th Annual Young Inventors Challenge on November 17. The Young Inventors Challenge will be one of the featured events at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair, hosted at Chicago’s Navy Pier.
PlaSmart Inc., which provides non-electronic toys as merchandise, is the presenting sponsor of the Young Inventors Challenge. Kids ages 6 to 18 are welcome to present their original toy or game inventions at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair, where it will be judged by popular vote in front of more than 25,000 fair attendees.
This post was originally written by Lindsay Gordon and published by ToyBook.com. For more news, visit www.toybook.com, follow The Toy Book on Twitter, and like The Toy Book on Facebook. The Toy Book is a bimonthly trade magazine covering the toy industry, published by Adventure Publishing Group.
DoodleArt posters will be rebranded in new plastic tubes with large label inserts. Each poster kit comes with 12 felt-tip pens, each with a calligraphy tip on one end and a fine tip on the other end. The pens are filled with environmentally friendly vegetable-dye inks.
Twenty of the original DoodleArt posters have been digitally recreated with ten currently in print. In keeping with DoodleArt tradition, a new design will also be unveiled at next year’s New York Toy Fair.
This post was originally written by Loren Moreno and published by ToyBook.com. For more news, visit www.toybook.com, follow The Toy Book on Twitter, and like The Toy Book on Facebook. The Toy Book is a bimonthly trade magazine covering the toy industry, published by Adventure Publishing Group.