Jaivon’s Top 3 Picks from #CHITAG2017 Plus A Couple Bonuses

​​​​“You, Are, A, Toyyyyy! You’re not the real thing. You’re an action figure. You are a child’s play thing!” _ Woody (Toy Story)

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Family time is always a great time.  Chicago Navy pier was all fun and games for Chicago Toy And Game Fair aka ChiTAG.  ChiTag is North America’s largest Toy and Game Fair.  In it’s 15 year ChiTag was a ton of fun not only for my 5 year old nephew but for me as well.  So many different people attend ChiTag from toy/game inventors & designers to gamers of all ages of play along with families.  Not to mention Chicago media like myself.

At ChiTag we were able to review, play with and test the hottest toys and games from around the world your family, friends and other attendees like Legos playsets, Build or Boom, Shark Bite, Catch the Fox, Rummikub Twist, Fish Food, all new Doggie Doo, Greedy Granny, Ultra Dash, Marbleocity, Automoblox, Magformers, Tileblox, Clicformers, Ice Cool, King Frog, Reef Route, Woo-Hoo, Flower Fairies, Peter Rabbit Secret Garden, 8-Bit Art Mario and many more! This post is child focused with my nephew, Jaivon, picking his 3 favorite from things from ChiTag 2017.  S/N Ben’s Bubble Show is always my favorite!

 

 

 

  1. Spin Master’s life size Soggy Doggy Game.  Jaivon was so happy when he saw the big soggy doggy.  I’ll be honest my eyes lite up also.  I recently gave Jaivon so to see the game at the toy fair made me happy.  Jaivon love playing the Soggy Doggy Game at home and jumped at the chance to play the life size version.  Soggy Doggy is the showering, shaking, wet doggy game! Where you move your players around the board and take turns bathing this pup. But you have to be careful! Soggy Doggy loves to shake himself dry. If Soggy Doggy shakes all over you, wipe yourself off and head back to the start. The first one around the board wins!  We love playing it and you can get yours here

 

 

2. Oral Health America.  Oral health wasn’t toy based so I was a little shocked that Jaivon wanted to visit their booth.  He saw the teeth and said I brush my teeth every day to keep them clean.  I was like ok, lol.  Even at his young age he knows the importance of oral health.  The nice people at the OHA booth gave him a coloring sheet that he was able to color.  He was happy to use his favorite color which is red.  It took a village to snap this picture so it’s going up on Facebook!

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3. Star Wars lunch. As you can see Jaivon was amazed by all the Star Wars characters.  He was about to play with him and take pictures.  He said “WOW!  Grandma we’re in a movie.”  The lunch was very nice.  Besides the great meal it was great seeing how happy Jaivon was while playing with the other children and toys at the Star Wars lunch.  He very happy to go with a Paw Patrol activity tin and Star Wars Monopoly.   Clearly a win win for Jaivon!

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Bonus – Fun with new friends!  Chicago Toy and Game Fair gives child a chance to pay with children they might normally meet in their neighbor or school.  I love that the children were freely playing with each other.  One mom said to me “I know my son is happy yo be here because there is only girls at home.  Her son and my nephew played like they were best friends at the Uno booth for at least 30 mins.  Uno attack game was a big hit at the fair for us and will be under our tree for Christmas.

  

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