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Top 30 Youth Trends in 2018

From Dynamic Rooftop Playgrounds to Charitable Food Delivery Projects

— January 27, 2019 — Life-Stages
The 2018 youth trends are bursting by the seams with examples of playful, creative and even charitable initiatives. From MAD Architects' modernist rooftop Courtyard Kindergarten in China to the interactive high-tech park dubbed 'Alice: The Return to Wonderland,' there is room for both education and entertainment amid the 2018 youth trends.

Aside from architecture, there are some pretty cool product releases and collaborative campaigns. Three Little Hens, for example, launched its 'Toothless Monster' which playfully embraces the myth of the Tooth Fairy by 'magically' gaining teeth when a child loses one of their own. In terms of social good initiatives, on-demand delivery service foodora partnered with the SickKids Foundation to bring a festive joy to children who are unable to spend the holidays at home.

To learn more about youth innovations for the year ahead, check out Trend Hunter's 2019 Trend Report.
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Activity
Freshness
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Connected Balancing Toys
Connected Balancing Toys
'Beasts of Balance' Combines Elements of Tabletop and Digital Gaming
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29
Charitable Food Delivery Projects
Charitable Food Delivery Projects
foodora & SickKids Foundation Team up for National Cookie Day
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28
Family-Friendly AR Platforms
Family-Friendly AR Platforms
DEVAR's Educational Platform Offers Books, Courses, Games & More
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27
Kid-Focused Streaming Platforms
Kid-Focused Streaming Platforms
Amazon's FreeTime Unlimited Offers Plenty of Kid-Friendly Content
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26
Screen-Free Board Games
Screen-Free Board Games
This Family Fun Board Game Discourages the Use of Electronics
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25
Leader-Curated Book Clubs
Leader-Curated Book Clubs
Literati's Great Minds Edition Has Titles Picked by Influential People
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24
Vibrant Kid-Friendly Yogurts
Vibrant Kid-Friendly Yogurts
'Chobani Gimmies' is a New Line of Fun, Nutritious Yogurts for Kids
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23
AI Audio Toys
AI Audio Toys
'Woobo Mini' is a Plush Toy That Answers Questions, Shares Stories, Songs & More
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22
Youth Culture Charity T-Shirts
Youth Culture Charity T-Shirts
The Champion London Youth Capsule is Inspired by Personal Journeys
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21
Connected Insect Farming Kits
Connected Insect Farming Kits
The L I V I N Farms 'Hive Explorer' Teaches STEM and More
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20
Stylish High-End Fashion Basics
Stylish High-End Fashion Basics
Acne Studios Releases Its Third Family Fashion Line
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19
Pre-Styled Kidswear Gifts
Pre-Styled Kidswear Gifts
kidpik's Fashionable Gift Boxes Share Ready-to-Wear Outfits for Girls
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18
Whimsical Phygital Attractions
Whimsical Phygital Attractions
'Alice: The Return to Wonderland' is an Engaging, Interactive Park
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17
Color-Changing Sun Exposure Shirts
Color-Changing Sun Exposure Shirts
The adam & aoki Smart T-Shirts Help Kids Avoid Sunburns
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16
Autistic Education Apps
Autistic Education Apps
The Safety Aware App Helps Autistic Children Become Independent
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15
Social Media Storybooks
Social Media Storybooks
'#Goldilocks: A Hashtag Cautionary Tale' Helps with Digital Parenting
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14
Free-From Flavored Waters
Free-From Flavored Waters
Hint's Flavored Water for Kids Has Zero Sugar, Juice or Sweeteners
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13
Kid-Friendly Organic Juice Punches
Kid-Friendly Organic Juice Punches
Apple & Eve's Shelf-Stable Juices Belong in Kid's Lunchboxes
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12
TV Series-Inspired Kids' Streetwear
TV Series-Inspired Kids' Streetwear
OVO's The Next Generation Capsule Refers Toronto's TV Show
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11
Fashionable Urban Shopper Trolleys
Fashionable Urban Shopper Trolleys
pinqponq Turns the Knob on Irony with Its Latest Offering
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10
Connected Multimedia Swim Goggles
Connected Multimedia Swim Goggles
The 'SeeSea' AR Swimming Goggles Help You Play Games and More
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9
Playful Collectible Tea Packaging
Playful Collectible Tea Packaging
Tom's Teas is a Children's Tea Line with a Creative Aesthetic
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8
Stretchy Gelatin Kits
Stretchy Gelatin Kits
Kids Can Eat and Play with JELLO-Os New Unicorn and Monster Slime
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7
Playful Independence Day Packaging
Playful Independence Day Packaging
Markobar Boasts Interactive Board Game Packaging in Indonesia
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6
Imaginatively Crafty Play Collections
Imaginatively Crafty Play Collections
IKEA Boasts a Creativity-Focused Entertainment Collection
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5
Co-Working Childcare Spaces
Co-Working Childcare Spaces
'The Little Wing' Offers On-Site Babysitting for The Wing Members
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4
Toothless Monster Toys
Toothless Monster Toys
'The Toothless Monster' Plush Updates Tooth Fairy Traditions
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3
Egg-Embedded Doll Toys
Egg-Embedded Doll Toys
The L.O.L. Surprise Finders Keepers Packs Share Two Treats in One
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2
Expressive Gen Z Cosmetics
Expressive Gen Z Cosmetics
Petite 'n Pretty Shares Safe, Pediatrician-Approved Makeup for Kids
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1
Dynamic Rooftop Playgrounds
Dynamic Rooftop Playgrounds
MAD Architects' Design Fuses Modernism with Traditional Architecture
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