#30Seconds Live: Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG) With Cheryl Leahy & Young Inventors Challenge Participant, Bryson! by Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Our very own 30Seconds contributor, Cheryl Leahy of AllDressedUpWithNothingtoDrink.com, and her amazing son, Bryson, stopped by to chat at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTag). Bryson competed in the Young Inventors Challenge with his game, Toothless. Toothless is a game about pulling out teeth! His inspiration? He’s lost five teeth!
Bryson said being in the Young Inventors Challenges was “really awesome,” though he was just a little nervous talking to the judges. The judges even played the game, and Bryson thinks they really liked it.
Cheryl says they talked with Oral Health America, who came to ChiTAG. Oral Health America was very impressed that a 6-year-old created a game about oral health and taking care of your teeth. (Watch out eating those gummy bears – Bryson says they’re not good for your teeth!)
Because Bryson is in kindergarten and can’t read or write yet, Cheryl says it was hard not to help him, but she resisted. The cards for the game are pictures, no words or reading required, so it’s perfect for any age.
Chery is a big fan of the Young Inventors Challenge. She says it’s a great way for parents to bond and interact with their kids. Who knows, maybe I’ll get to interview your child next year!