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Top 100 Life Stage Trends of 2016

From Millennial Banking Apps to Play-Inspiring Moving Boxes

— January 28, 2017 — Life-Stages
If there's one thing that the 2016 life stage trends show beyond a doubt, it's that the children are the future. Toys, food, clothes, and other prodcuts geared towards children are by far the most represented (as compared to products designed specifically for any other demographic.) As presentations at our innovation conference show, though, every demographic has its own products and interests.

Of all the 2016 life stage trends for children, a few areas are most common. Toys, of course, are always popular with kids, and many new and inventive toys popped up in 2016. Fortunately, many toy makers focused on combining education with fun; the Airblocks drone kit lets kids build a drone to their own specifications, and Osmo's 'Pizza Co.' game teaches about financial responsibility.

Other demographics were still represented in the 2016 life stage trends. The Neat app is a financial tool designed for Millennials, and White Hot Hair is a hair coloring product that embraces graying.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Ultra-Gentle Infant Cleaners
Ultra-Gentle Infant Cleaners
This 2-in-1 Cleanser Can Be Used to Clean Babies from Head to Toe
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99
Night Light Toys
Night Light Toys
The LeeLuu Collection is Controlled by Touch
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98
Kid-Friendly Go-Karts
Kid-Friendly Go-Karts
The 'Arrow Smart-Kart' Gives Children the Opportunity to Experience Driving
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97
Snapchat-Only Ad Agencies
Snapchat-Only Ad Agencies
Naritiv is the World's First Snapchat-Specific Advertising Agency
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96
All-Inclusive Kids Class Passes
All-Inclusive Kids Class Passes
The Kids Passport Gives Parents Access to NYC's Best Kids Classes
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95
LEGO-Based Robotics Kits
LEGO-Based Robotics Kits
The 'WeDo 2.0' Robotics Kit Debuted at CES 2016
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94
Transforming Pop-Up Books
Transforming Pop-Up Books
This Transformers Pop-Up Book Features Paper Autobots and Decepticons
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93
Baby Streetwear Clothing Lines
Baby Streetwear Clothing Lines
'Little Giants Giant Shorties' Reworks Brand Logos for Baby Clothes
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92
Political Action Figures
Political Action Figures
The Bernie Sanders Action Figure Allows Fans to Show Their Support
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91
Barbecue Board Games
Barbecue Board Games
This BBQ Game Challenges Kids to Expertly Handle Simulated Sizzling Food
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90
Boomerang Remote Control Toys
Boomerang Remote Control Toys
The Air Hogs 360 Hoverblade Operates in an Unexpected Way
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89
Colorful Play Tablets
Colorful Play Tablets
Boogie Board's Scribble n' Play eWriter Lets Kids Doodle in Color
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88
Intuitive Baby Monitors
Intuitive Baby Monitors
The Latest Model of the Owlet Smart Baby Monitor Was Presented at CES 2016
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87
Soap-Printing Pens
Soap-Printing Pens
Shine's Kid-Safe 'Awamoko' 3D Printing Pens Use Foam Instead of Plastic
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86
Toy-Friendly Houses
Toy-Friendly Houses
The Mills House is Designed to Keep Kids' Toys Out of Sight
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85
Interchangeable Collector Figures
Interchangeable Collector Figures
'My Mini Mixie Q's' Toy Figures Can be Customized by Kids
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84
Classic LEGO Autos
Classic LEGO Autos
These LEGO Cars Mirror the Design of the Volkswagen Beetle Perfectly
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83
Infant Oral Wipes
Infant Oral Wipes
Jack N' Jill Makes a Baby Wipe Specifically for Gums and Teeth
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82
Imaginative Aquatic Play Tents
Imaginative Aquatic Play Tents
This Giant Whale Playhouse from Land of Nod Encourages Imagination
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81
Millennial Banking Apps
Millennial Banking Apps
The Neat App for Budgeting Teaches Young People Financial Literacy
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80
Secure Baby Shower Chairs
Secure Baby Shower Chairs
The 3form Design Baby Shower Chair is for Homes Without Tubs
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79
Bluetooth-Connected Robot Toys
Bluetooth-Connected Robot Toys
The New Furby Connect Puts a High-tech Spin on the Popular 90s Toy
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78
Coloring Tape Rolls
Coloring Tape Rolls
This Washi Tape Design is Like a Coloring Book in Adhesive Roll Form
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77
Moldable Soap Toys
Moldable Soap Toys
'Sudsy Dough' is a Bath Toy for Kids That Dries in Air & Dissolves in Water
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76
Customizable Connected Night Lights
Customizable Connected Night Lights
The 'ZOOCORO' Kids Night Light Comes in a Variety of Styles
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75
Classroom-Friendly Standing Desks
Classroom-Friendly Standing Desks
The UpGrade System is Designed to Help Kids Stay Active
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74
Portable Diaper Caddies
Portable Diaper Caddies
The Diaper Caddy Serves as a Handy Storage Space for Diaper Changing Items
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73
Edible Blowing Bubbles
Edible Blowing Bubbles
These Candy Bubbles Taste Like Cherry, Grape, Bubble Gum or Tutti Frutti
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72
Smart Heating Baby Bottles
Smart Heating Baby Bottles
The 'proacmOm' New Baby Bottle Enables Custom One-Touch Heating
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71
Snapchat Recruitment Campaigns
Snapchat Recruitment Campaigns
JPMorgan is Recruiting New Grads with a Sponsored Geofilter
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70
Indoor Playground Toys
Indoor Playground Toys
'Solo' is a Small-Scale Indoor Playhouse with a Slide, Ladder & Chalkboard
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69
Boomer Street Style Platforms
Boomer Street Style Platforms
Photographer Misja Beijers Captures Aging Fashion Icons on Instagram
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68
Jewelry-Inspired Wearables
Jewelry-Inspired Wearables
The Iris Apfel for Wisewear Line Are Stylish Safety Tools for Seniors
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67
Melted Plastic Perches
Melted Plastic Perches
Recycled Bottle Chairs Create Fantasy From Ethical Manufacturing
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66
Infant-Protecting Beds
Infant-Protecting Beds
This Tiny Hammock Aims to Encourage Healthy Development in Babies
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65
Juvenile Education 3D Printers
Juvenile Education 3D Printers
The 'MiniToy' 3D Printer System Enables Kids to Learn STEAM
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64
Tattooed Infant Apparel
Tattooed Infant Apparel
These Onesies & T-Shirts by 'TotTude' Give Babies Awesome Fake Tattoos
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63
Color-In Bicycle Boxes
Color-In Bicycle Boxes
The 'Brum Brum' Bicycle Box Turns into a Toy After the Cycle is Unpackaged
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62
Structured Baby Slings
Structured Baby Slings
This Stylish Baby Sling is Simultaneously Structured and Flexible
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61
Activity-Encouraging Trampolines
Activity-Encouraging Trampolines
The Springfree Trampoline Encourages Kids to Get More Exercise
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60
Realized Imaginary Friend Toys
Realized Imaginary Friend Toys
AMV BBDO Turns Children's Drawings into Stuffed Playthings
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59
Hijab-Wearing Barbie Dolls
Hijab-Wearing Barbie Dolls
This Instagram Account Shows Barbie Wearing a Hijab in Stylish Ways
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58
DIY Birdhouse Kits
DIY Birdhouse Kits
The 'Nesting Box' Kit Makes It Easy for Anyone to Build a Birdhouse
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57
Kids Sneaker Showrooms
Kids Sneaker Showrooms
This Sketchers Kids Showroom Displays the Entire Line
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56
Luxury Obstetric Hospitals
Luxury Obstetric Hospitals
Tokyo’s Mizuguchi Hospital Boasts an Upscale Obstetric Clinic
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55
Modular Children's Forts
Modular Children's Forts
Mon Petit Art's Kid-Friendly Construction Kit Builds a DIY Play Room
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54
Marvellous Postmodern Playhouses
Marvellous Postmodern Playhouses
This Elaborate Cubby House Harbors Big Imaginations
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53
Eco Tween Fashion Kits
Eco Tween Fashion Kits
The Fashion Angels Garbage to Glam Upcycling Product Lineup is Interactive
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52
Tablet Loom Toys
Tablet Loom Toys
Wooky Entertainment's 'iLoom' Uses Tablet Technology for Bracelet-Making
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51
Durable Branded Go-Karts
Durable Branded Go-Karts
The Jeep Revolution BFR-3 is a Kid-Sized Off-Road Vehicle
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50
Kids Coding Toys
Kids Coding Toys
The 'Cubetto' Enables Children to Learn Programming in a Fun Way
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49
Urban Kids' Clothing Collections
Urban Kids' Clothing Collections
These Clothes Offer Excellent Back-to-School Looks for Children
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48
Snapchat Sex Ed Shows
Snapchat Sex Ed Shows
MTV's First Snapchat Show is a Sex Ed Series Called 'Pants Off'
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47
Modular Styrofoam Drones
Modular Styrofoam Drones
The Airblocks Drone Kits Enable Makers to Create Floating or Flying Units
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46
AR Pizzeria Games
AR Pizzeria Games
Osmo's 'Pizza Co.' Helps Kids Learn Financial Literacy By Selling Pizzas
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45
Four-in-One Child Scooters
Four-in-One Child Scooters
The Chicco Ride On Scooter Converts to be Fun for Multiple Age Ranges
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44
Health-Conscious Kids Snacks
Health-Conscious Kids Snacks
These Oat Biscuits Provide a Healthy Snack Option for Hungry Kids
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43
WiFi-Free Baby Monitors
WiFi-Free Baby Monitors
The Project Nursery Baby Monitor Just Made Its Debut at CES 2016
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42
Senior-Friendly Wearables
Senior-Friendly Wearables
The Omate Wherecom S3 Android Smart Watch is Designed for the Elderly
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41
Kid Art Jewelry
Kid Art Jewelry
Etsy Shop CaitlynMinimalist Turns Children's Drawings into Pendents
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40
Diner-Inspired Playhouses
Diner-Inspired Playhouses
This Novelty Playhouse is Built to Resemble a Casual Restaurant
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39
Supersonic LEGO Models
Supersonic LEGO Models
This Air France Concorde Model is Made Out of LEGO Bricks
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38
Luxurious Kids Clothing Lines
Luxurious Kids Clothing Lines
The 'Balmain Kids' Line is Inspired by the High-End Designer Label
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37
Miniature Arrow Shooters
Miniature Arrow Shooters
The 'Pocket Shot' is the Size of a Yo-Yo and Fires Full-Sized Arrows
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36
Family-Friendly Scooters
Family-Friendly Scooters
The Space Scooter is a New Way for Families to Get Active
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35
Compact Connected Baby Carriers
Compact Connected Baby Carriers
The 'Mini-Boo' is a Baby Car Seat and Stroller in One Chic Design
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34
Kids Crossfit Equipment
Kids Crossfit Equipment
The HearthSong Rope Climber Lets Kids Train and Play at the Same Time
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33
Cardboard Building Block Branding
Cardboard Building Block Branding
The Packaging for GIGI Bloks is Made from Sustainable Materials
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32
Kid-Friendly Inflatable Watercrafts
Kid-Friendly Inflatable Watercrafts
The Sea-Doo Inflatable Water Scooter is for Young Riders
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31
Customizable Children's Bikes
Customizable Children's Bikes
This Adjustable Bike Intersects Style with Functionality
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30
Artisanal Baby Food Brands
Artisanal Baby Food Brands
Gastro Baby Brings Healthy Baby Food Alternatives to Malaysian Families
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29
Robotic AI Toys
Robotic AI Toys
The 'Woobo' Looks Like a Furry Monster but It's Also an Educational Toy for Kids
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28
Two-in-One Juvenile Wheelbarrows
Two-in-One Juvenile Wheelbarrows
The 'Nest' Draws Inspiration from a Garden Wheelbarrow
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27
Animalistic Inflatable Furniture
Animalistic Inflatable Furniture
The Rabito Inflatable Child Chair Can be Inflated on Demand
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26
Boomer Hair Care Collections
Boomer Hair Care Collections
White Hot Hair Embraces Aging Hair With Brightening Products
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25
Camper-Shaped Beds
Camper-Shaped Beds
This Children's Bed is Hidden in a Replica of a VW Camper
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24
Age-Appropriate Adjustable Furniture
Age-Appropriate Adjustable Furniture
Teehee's Illa and Illeta Can be Reconfigured as Children Age
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23
LEGO Hair Helmets
LEGO Hair Helmets
The 'LEGO Hair Bike Helmet' Puts a Humorous Spin on Helmet Hair
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22
Foldable Booster Seats
Foldable Booster Seats
This Compact Children's Seat Eliminates Bulky Design for Easy Storage
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21
Mother-Daughter Mashup Portraits
Mother-Daughter Mashup Portraits
This Genetic Portrait Series Showcases Biological Similarities
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20
Nursing Sports Bras
Nursing Sports Bras
Boob's Nursing Sports Bra Features Front Clips for Easy Infant Feeding
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19
Hot Air Balloon Beds
Hot Air Balloon Beds
This Imaginative Bed Design for Kids by Circu Takes After a Floating Vehicle
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18
Supercar Funeral Hearses
Supercar Funeral Hearses
The Maserati Hearse Lets One Literally Go Out in Style
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17
Rolling Robotic Toys
Rolling Robotic Toys
This Robot Companion Helps Children with Developmental Disorders
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16
Customizable Jungle Gym Beds
Customizable Jungle Gym Beds
The 'Playbed' is a Child's Bedroom Furniture Dream Come True
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15
Prenatal Monitoring Devices
Prenatal Monitoring Devices
The 'Thread' System Gives Parents Pregnancy Updates
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14
Play-Inspiring Moving Boxes
Play-Inspiring Moving Boxes
AnyVan's Cardboard Moving Boxes Transform into Castles and Forts
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13
Home Jungle Gyms
Home Jungle Gyms
LimiKids' 'Pegasus' Includes a Ladder, Monkey Bars and More
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12
Self-Propelled Strollers
Self-Propelled Strollers
The 'Smartbe' Intelligent Child Stroller Allows for Handsfree Operation
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11
Toy Canine Carry-On
Toy Canine Carry-On
This Cute Kids' Luggage Serves a Second Function as a Plaything
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10
Gender-Fluid Kid's Collections
Gender-Fluid Kid's Collections
Jaime King Will Be Launching a Gender Neutral Clothing Line
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9
Creativity-Promoting Playgrounds
Creativity-Promoting Playgrounds
This Adventure Playground in New York Promotes Imaginative Play
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8
Wooden Children Furniture
Wooden Children Furniture
The IKEA FLISAT Series is at Once Simple and Playful
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7
Japanese Open-Air Kindergartens
Japanese Open-Air Kindergartens
Fuji Kindergarten Uses Architecture to Combine Learning and Play
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6
Grinning Pablum Packaging
Grinning Pablum Packaging
Yumyum Baby Food is Simple, Sweet and Designed to Make Parents Smile
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5
Intuitive Dinosaur Toys
Intuitive Dinosaur Toys
The CogniToys Dino Combines Fun and Learning in a High-Tech Way
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4
Professional Focus-Oriented Toys
Professional Focus-Oriented Toys
The 'Sphidget' Spinner Toy Offers Something to Fidget With
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3
DIY Cardboard Toys
DIY Cardboard Toys
MacoshDesign Created Downloadable Templates to Make Eco-Friendly Toys
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2
Mermaid Unicorn Toys
Mermaid Unicorn Toys
Tokidoki's 'Mermicorno' Series is Sold in Mystery Boxes
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1
Mind-Stimulating Classroom Designs
Mind-Stimulating Classroom Designs
This Kindergarten Interior is Designed with Learning Zones
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