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Top 25 Youth Trends in April

From Playroom-Inspired Cinemas to Realistic Easter Egg Snacks

— April 2, 2017 — Life-Stages
These April 2017 youth trends range from realistic and health-conscious Easter egg treats to augmented reality toys that fuse education with fun. Standouts in the realm of connected toys include tangible programming puzzles, along with portable music mixers that are ideal for kids who love creating their own versions of their favorite music. Other notables include interactive GPS games that feature mind-testing wayfinding activities.

When it comes to more traditional toy examples, the return of hands-on and analog toys is also prevalent this month. Trading in screen time for rewarding activities like crafting and art, today's Gen Z generation is embracing maker toys. Some best-sellers include knotted fashion design kits along with snack decorating boxes that encourage creativity in the kitchen.

Other April 2017 youth trends to take not of include playroom-inspired cinemas and children's game development workshops like the recent Xbox Academy initiative that gives young game designers a platform to showcase their work.
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Kid-Friendly Resort Campaigns
Kid-Friendly Resort Campaigns
Chessington World of Adventures is Now Seeking the Expertise of Kids
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24
Frozen Fruit Cups
Frozen Fruit Cups
The Fruit Cups by Earth's Best Organic Can Be Thawed Before Lunch
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23
GPS Adventure Games
GPS Adventure Games
'Quest to LEGOLAND' is a Boredom-Busting GPS Game for Kids
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22
Vegetable-Infused Crackers
Vegetable-Infused Crackers
Bitsy's Brainfood's Smart Crackers are Made with Organic Vegetables
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21
Portable Applesauce Pouches
Portable Applesauce Pouches
The New Fruit Me Up! Organic Range Features Four Types of Applesauce
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20
Toy Brick Tapes
Toy Brick Tapes
Nimuno Loops Instantly Makes Any Surface LEGO-Friendly
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19
Health-Focused Easter Eggs
Health-Focused Easter Eggs
Dr. Coy's Healthy Chocolate Eggs Feature Low GI "Tooth-Friendly Sugars"
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18
8-Bit Pop-Up Bars
8-Bit Pop-Up Bars
The Super Mario Bros Bar Celebrates the Blooming of D.C.'s Cherry Blossoms
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17
Eco Egg-Dyeing Kits
Eco Egg-Dyeing Kits
The Eco-Eggs Carton Teaches Kids to Dye Eggs Naturally
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16
Free-From Kid's Meals
Free-From Kid's Meals
The Ian's Natural Foods Kid's Line is Suitable for Alternative Diets
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15
In-Store Game Development Classes
In-Store Game Development Classes
Microsoft's Xbox Academy Teaches Game Development and More
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14
Snack-Decorating Machines
Snack-Decorating Machines
John Adams' 'Chocolate Sprinkle Stix' Makes Custom Stick Snacks
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13
Princess Watercolor Books
Princess Watercolor Books
Style Me Up's Activity Books Include Pencils, Paints and Stickers
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12
Free-From Cookie Kits
Free-From Cookie Kits
Heaven + Hellthy's Vegan Baking Kit Contains No Nuts, Soya or Gluten
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11
Fruit-Flavored String Cheeses
Fruit-Flavored String Cheeses
'Cow Candy' Makes Brightly Colored String Cheese Snacks
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10
Music-Mixing Games
Music-Mixing Games
Hasbro and Harmonix Teamed Up to Create 'DropMix'
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9
Tangible Programming Toys
Tangible Programming Toys
The 'PETS' Programming Learning Kit Gets Kids Started with Tech
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8
Retrofitted Family Cruise Ships
Retrofitted Family Cruise Ships
The Princess Cruises Caribbean Princess was Upgraded for Families
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7
Luxury Children's Hospital Vehicles
Luxury Children's Hospital Vehicles
The Rolls-Royce SRH Kid Car Transports Patients to Surgery
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6
Knotted Fashion Kits
Knotted Fashion Kits
Make It Real's Fashion Craft Toys Encourage Creativity and Customization
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5
Ultra-Realistic Easter Eggs
Ultra-Realistic Easter Eggs
The Chocolate Trading Company's Treats Resemble Real Hen's Eggs
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4
Playroom-Inspired Cinemas
Playroom-Inspired Cinemas
Cinépolis' Movie Theater for Kids Boasts Playground Equipment
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3
Kid-Friendly Pollution Masks
Kid-Friendly Pollution Masks
'Woobi' is an Anti-Pollution Mask Encourages Kids to Put It Together
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2
Location-Tracking Child Wearables
Location-Tracking Child Wearables
The 'Findly' Tracking Watch Keeps an Eye on Child Location
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1
Transformative Child Cots
Transformative Child Cots
This Adaptable Child Furniture Piece Goes from a Crib to a Couch & More
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