2017 Super Power Sensory Hour at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair Saturday and Sunday

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2017 Super Power Sensory Hour at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair Saturday and Sunday

By Chicago Toy & Game Group

When and where

Date and time

November 18, 2017 · 9am - November 19, 2017 · 5pm CST


Navy Pier Festival Hall A & B 840 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611


ChiTAG Week (ChiTAG) and Neighborhood Parents Network (NPN), a nonprofit that connects a diverse community of families with the resources they need to navigate parenting in the city, invite families of children with special needs to Super Power Sensory Hour sponsored by Playfoam! This one hour event {9:00 am - 10:00 am} starts before the doors of ChiTAG fair opens to the public on both Saturday and Sunday, allowing kids with special needs to navigate, acclimate and easily access the fun of the fair.

This year, ChiTAG, NPN and Playfoam welcome influential occupational therapist, Helen Sadovsky, founder of Toy Ideas (www.toy-ideas.com). Sadovsky is a pediatric occupational therapist and uses her Instagram channel, @toy-ideas, to share innovative developmental toys for children. She is also the creator of Personalized Toy Ideas, a service providing parents with appropriate toy suggestions specifically for their child's interests, play skills, and abilities. She will be on hand as the host of the the Super Power Sensory Hour to interact with participating families, answer their questions and showcase the fair’s best offerings for kids with special needs.

As the only toy and game fair in the U.S. open to the public, ChiTAG boosts attendance in the tens of thousands. Super Power Sensory Hour will allow families who have children with special needs an opportunity to see, touch, feel and experience all the wonders ChiTAG has to offer before the crowds!

Sensory Hour: 9:00 am - 10:00 am


  • FREE Admission to ChiTAG Saturday & Sunday
  • Arrive by 9:00 am for early access and stay as long as you woud like
  • Less Crowds
  • Ample Parking
  • Exhibitor Interaction
  • Less Wait Time
  • Hands-On Toy Exploration

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About the organizer

We're the Chicago Toy & Game Group and you can call us “ChiTAG” – pronounced SHY-Tag – for short. We produce ChiTAG Week, a series of events promoting and celebrating play and innovation that welcomes industry, consumers and traditional and social media the week before Thanksgiving. Our main events include: 

  • Chicago Toy & Game Fair (since 2003). The first and the largest public toy and game fair in North America targeting families.

  • Inventor and Innovation Conferences (since 2006) The largest gathering of professional inventors, new inventors and product acquisition executives in the world. Attendees come from approximately 25 countries to pitch ideas, network, learn and celebrate the toy and game inventor community. 

  • Play in Education (PIE) Conference - (Since 2006) Studies show a focus on play means better performance in academics and social competenceThis conference discusses strategies for bringing play into the classroom and provides CE credits.

  • Toy & Game Innovation Awards (TAGIEs) (since 2008). The TAGIEs are an elegant and playful evening gala that brings together industry leaders from inventors to manufacturers to retailers as well as the public for a celebratory evening of innovators and inventors from around the world for their exceptionally innovative spirit of fun, philanthropy, and humanitarianism.

  • Young Inventor Challenge (YIC) (since 2006). The YIC provides an opportunity for children ages 6 to 18 to showcase their original toy and game inventions to industry professionals, members of media and the general public. All entrants receive feedback from industry executives and inventors and the opportunity to win scholarships and licensing agreements with toy and game companies. 

  • Media Influencer Event (since 2009) Hundreds of traditional media and social media influencers bring their families for a day of fun at the Fair. 

  • PlayCHIC (since 2012) Fashion sells. The PlayCHIC Fashion Show celebrates dress-up by inspiring play through a new avenue - fashion.