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Top 45 Youth Ideas in March

From Transgender Dolls to Kitchen Chemistry Sets

— April 1, 2017 — Life-Stages
From transgender dolls to kitchen chemistry sets, the March 2017 youth trends reveal that playtime is constantly evolving. Not only are today's toys more diverse, but they also encourage kids to build meaningful skills that will help them as they grow.

One of the biggest innovations in the world of toys is the rise of non-traditional characters. Instead of choosing between Barbie and G.I. Joe, kids can now choose from a wide variety of characters that reflect the vast diversity among children. Some examples of these toys include the first-ever boy doll from American Girl and the first doll based on a transgender teen.

Beyond an emphasis on diversity, the March 2017 youth trends also reveal an emphasis on educational play. This includes everything from simple crafts such as Crayola's DIY Silly Scents Marker Maker to more high-tech toys such as WowWee's COJI robot.
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Transformative Phone Toys
Transformative Phone Toys
These Nostalgic Phone-Shaped Toys Change into Transformer Characters
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44
Beard-Growing Games
Beard-Growing Games
'Big Beard Battle' is an Action-Packed Family Game Around Facial Hair
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43
Emotive Coding Robots
Emotive Coding Robots
WowWee's 'COJI' Teaches Kids Basic Programming with Emojis
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42
Kitchen Chemistry Sets
Kitchen Chemistry Sets
This Kitchen Toy Playset from John Adams Encourages Safe Discoveries
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41
Crowdfunded Money-Saving Apps
Crowdfunded Money-Saving Apps
The 'Kidfund' App Enables Money Savings for Young Ones Early on
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40
Gesture-Based Card Games
Gesture-Based Card Games
'Happy Salmon' is a Quirky, Fast-Paced Game of Fist Bumps and High-Fives
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39
Gen Z Meditation Programs
Gen Z Meditation Programs
Lori Digou-Westbury Offers Meditation Classes for Younger Participants
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38
Personalized Building Block Kits
Personalized Building Block Kits
This LEGO Store Produces Custom Lego Kits in a Child's Likeness
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37
Familial Payment Services
Familial Payment Services
Virtual Piggy is Launching a Family-Focused Mobile Banking Solution
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36
Gooey Pool Powders
Gooey Pool Powders
Gelli Baff's Pool Toy Turns Water into a Thick, Colored Goo
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35
Odoriferous Marker-Making Kits
Odoriferous Marker-Making Kits
Crayola's Silly Scents Marker Maker Helps Kids Craft Custom Smells
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34
Rain Boot-Clad Dolls
Rain Boot-Clad Dolls
American Girl's New 'WellieWishers' Dolls are Designed for Younger Kids
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33
Sensory Activation Playsets
Sensory Activation Playsets
This Educational Toy Set Teaches Science Through the Five Senses
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32
Self-Launching Kites
Self-Launching Kites
These Kite Toys Make It Easier to Send a Kite Flying into the Sky
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31
Precision Blaster Toys
Precision Blaster Toys
Buzz Bee Toys' Air Warriors Blizzard Sends Darts Flying Up to 100 Feet
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30
Amateur Animation Toys
Amateur Animation Toys
The Stickbot Zanimation Studio Includes a Green Screen for Movie-Making
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29
Musical Light-Up Dolls
Musical Light-Up Dolls
This New Rapunzel Doll is Being Introduced Alongside Tangled: The Series
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28
Dessert-Inspired Decorating Toys
Dessert-Inspired Decorating Toys
'Sweetlings' Inspires Kids to Make Imaginative Whipped Clay Toys
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27
Chewy Teddy Bear Cookies
Chewy Teddy Bear Cookies
The New Teddy Soft Bakes Snacks are a Chewy Alternative to Teddy Grahams
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26
Stylish Disney Character Dolls
Stylish Disney Character Dolls
Tokyo Disney's New Fashion Dolls are Inspired by Beloved Characters
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25
Drummer Boy Dolls
Drummer Boy Dolls
The Newest American Girl Doll is Logan Everett, the Brand's First-Ever Boy
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24
Responsive Holographic Dolls
Responsive Holographic Dolls
'Hello Barbie Hologram' Gives Kids a New Way to Interact with Barbie
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23
Cereal-Inspired Sneakers
Cereal-Inspired Sneakers
The Nike Little Posite Pro 'Fruity Pebbles' Sneakers are Colorful
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22
Princess Toy Subscriptions
Princess Toy Subscriptions
PleyBox's Subscription Service for Kids Has Official Disney Items
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21
Kid-Friendly Therapy Robots
Kid-Friendly Therapy Robots
'Darwin' Provides Robot Therapy to Children with Cerebral Palsy
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20
Child-Minding Robots
Child-Minding Robots
The 5elements Robot Nanny Can Watch Your Children and Follow Them Around
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19
Cartoon Friendship Toys
Cartoon Friendship Toys
TOMY's Molang Toys Teach Respect, Happiness and Solidarity
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18
Kid-Friendly Pop-Up Spas
Kid-Friendly Pop-Up Spas
The My Little Pony Spa in NYC Offers Makeup, Hair and Manicure Packages
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17
Finger-Sized Monkey Toys
Finger-Sized Monkey Toys
Fingerlings Baby Monkeys Know When They are Being Touched or Talked To
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16
Musical Flying Disks
Musical Flying Disks
The Disc Jock-e is an Outdoor Toy That Boasts Bluetooth Connectivity
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15
AR Coding Robots
AR Coding Robots
Pai Technology's 'PaiGO' is a Bot That Teaches Programming for Children
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14
Carnival Chance Games
Carnival Chance Games
'Pie Face Sky High' is a New Standing Version of Hasbro's Pie Face Game
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13
Transgender Doll Toys
Transgender Doll Toys
The Tonner Doll Company's 'Jazz' Doll is Based Off of Jazz Jennings
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12
AR Aquarium Toys
AR Aquarium Toys
Pai Technology's 'Ocean Pets' is a Unique Virtual Aquarium for Kids
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11
Location-Tracking Child Wearables
Location-Tracking Child Wearables
The 'Jiobit' Bluetooth GPS Tracker Keeps an Eye on Location
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10
Three-Wheeled Go-Kart Toys
Three-Wheeled Go-Kart Toys
The Morgan EV3 Junior is a Child-Sized Version of the EV3
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9
STEM Playground Toys
STEM Playground Toys
Learning Resources' Building Playset Focuses on Engineering and Design
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8
Kid-Friendly Gym Toys
Kid-Friendly Gym Toys
Jakks Pacific's 'Little Mighty Gym' Works in Tandem with a Tablet Screen
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7
Unicycle Child Bikes
Unicycle Child Bikes
The Mountain Buggy 'Unirider' Child's Bike Increases Overall Balance
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6
No-Tech Coding Toys
No-Tech Coding Toys
The 'Let's Go Code! Activity Set' for Kids Teaches Programming Without Tech
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5
Augmented Reality Gym Classes
Augmented Reality Gym Classes
The SAGA Interactive Gym is Being Used in Quebec Schools
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4
Indoor Gymnastic Play Sets
Indoor Gymnastic Play Sets
The 'PEGAS' Children's Indoor Gym Encourages Continuous Exercise
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3
Underwater Exploration Toys
Underwater Exploration Toys
The GeoSafari Jr. Subscope Lets Kids Uncover Underwater Worlds
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2
Spherical Doll Sets
Spherical Doll Sets
'L.O.L. Surprise' Collectibles Play Off of the Unboxing Phenomenon
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1
Desk-Embedded Bed Furniture
Desk-Embedded Bed Furniture
This Small Bedroom Furniture Piece Combines Necessary Items
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