Make Plans to Play with The Genius of Play & WiT on Tuesdays

July 6, 2022 | As summer gets underway, The Genius of Play is reminding toy professionals to set aside 30 minutes every Tuesday through the end of July for a “play break.”

Now in its second year, the “Virtual Recess” sessions, developed and hosted in partnership with Women in Toys, Licensing, and Entertainment (WiT), encourage attendees to relieve some weekly stress through guided playful activities.

Kicking off last month, previous sessions have included teams competing in their knowledge of trivia, word guessing games, and craft projects. Remaining sessions for July include “Yes And… Advertising” with Katie Wall (July 12) and Ad-Lib Art: Progressive Drawing with Meredith Hahn-Petrovic (July 19).

“If you are looking for a way to break up the day, shake off some nervous energy, and fuel your creative thinking before jumping back into work, come unlock the benefits of play and join us on Tuesdays,” said Anna Yudina, senior director of marketing initiatives at The Toy Association.

Registration is now open.

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