Get ready for the holiday season and a whole new year of play by hearing from several powerhouses in the business of play about what is hot in toys and games for kids. My guests on this week’s very fun episode are: Mary Couzin, CEO and founder of the Chicago Toy and Game Group, which includes the Chicago Toy & Game Fair (“ChiTag”), the largest public toy and game fair in the country; Reyne Rice, the leading toy trends expert and commentator; and Traci Paige Johnson, co-creator of Nickelodeon’s Blues Clues and Super Why and the creative visionary behind her latest endeavor Yummico, a new children’s media company. If you listen in, you will learn about all the excitement happening at this month’s ChiTag as well as what toys you need to stock up on now before the holiday rush. If you are in the Chicago area, or are one of the thousands heading to Chicago over the weekend before Thanksgiving, please visit me at the Playdate Planet Booth and sign up now to participate in the World’s Largest Playdate and help us set a Guinness World’s Record. The first 300 registered child attendees will go home with a toy filled tote bag so you’ll want to make sure you sign up early!