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Top 100 Kids Ideas in May

From Cooperation-Promoting Board Games to Inclusive Boy-Focused Dolls

— May 15, 2016 — Life-Stages
With new products such as cooperation-promoting board games and inclusive male dolls, the May 2016 kids trends reveal a new emphasis on friendship and inclusivity. It seems that brands are not only emphasizing the importance of social interaction, but they are also trying to make sure that children of all races, genders and abilities feel included.

When it comes to promoting friendship, the May 2016 kids trends reveal an emphasis on toys and games that involve working together to reach a common goal. For instance, Seedling's box kite kit gives children an opportunity to work together on a creative DIY project. Similarly, a number of companies are producing board games that emphasize cooperation instead of competition, in order to promote friendships rather than rivalries.

As part of the focus on friendship, brands are also making a significant effort to create products that are more inclusive. For example, Melanites is an innovative toy company that creates dolls for boys of color. On a more broad scale, the cast of the Sesame Street Muppets recently expanded to include a character from Afghanistan who espouses strong feminist ideals. Both examples demonstrate the move towards greater diversity when it comes to products and content aimed at children.
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Informational Youth Networks
Informational Youth Networks
The Kidzworld Kid's Website Provides Social and Education Benefits
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99
Friendship Fashion Kits
Friendship Fashion Kits
The ALEX Toys DIY Tie Dye Fashion Kit is Designed for Best Friends
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98
School Buddy Benches
School Buddy Benches
A Canadian School Introduces a Way to Ensure Kids Have Someone to Play With
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97
Kid-Friendly Entertainment Apps
Kid-Friendly Entertainment Apps
The BBC iPlayer Kids App Provides Suitable Content for Young Ones
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96
Storytelling Memo Pads
Storytelling Memo Pads
Mon Petit Art's Memo Stories Help Children Develop Their Memory
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95
Inspiring Generosity Dolls
Inspiring Generosity Dolls
The Doll Kind's Huggable Toys Inspire Kids to Give Back
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94
Multicultural Kid's Festivals
Multicultural Kid's Festivals
This Event Celebrates International Children's Day in Toronto
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93
Funky Friendship Jewelry Kits
Funky Friendship Jewelry Kits
The Beados Gems Friendship Jewelry Kit Includes Ample Supplies
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92
Emotive Pixel Toys
Emotive Pixel Toys
PIXL Characters Display Their Personalities on a Small 8-Bit Display
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Cultural Children's Characters
Cultural Children's Characters
Zari is the Newest Sesame Street Muppet Hailing from Afghanistan
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90
Gamified Dental Devices
Gamified Dental Devices
The Playbrush Turns Children's Toothbrushes Into Gaming Controllers
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89
Revamped Retro Games
Revamped Retro Games
'Connect 4 Twist & Turn' Gives a Classic Game a Modern Update
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88
Collaborative Kite Kits
Collaborative Kite Kits
Seedling's Box Kite Kit Can Be Customized by Creative Kids
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Sailing Ship Kites
Sailing Ship Kites
This Nostalgic Toy is Designed for a New Generation of Outdoor Enthusiasts
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86
Education-Promoting Stationary Bikes
Education-Promoting Stationary Bikes
The Green Microcycle Allows Kids to Move as They Learn
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85
Interactive Gaming Toothbrushes
Interactive Gaming Toothbrushes
The 'G・U・M PLAY' Connected Toothbrush Improves Oral Care with Apps
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84
Creative Friendship Journals
Creative Friendship Journals
This Friendship Activity Book Encourages Kids to Value Relationships
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83
Cute Code-Teaching Robots
Cute Code-Teaching Robots
The 'Root' is a New Robot for Learning How to Code and More
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Wholesome Chewing Gums
Wholesome Chewing Gums
Real Good's Natural Gum Promises a "Gunk-Free" Formula
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Shield-Inspired Children's Decor
Shield-Inspired Children's Decor
These Children's Storage Units Resemble Medieval Motifs
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80
Girls Coding Camps
Girls Coding Camps
Victoria's Secret Angel Karlie Kloss is Running a Summer Code Camp for Youth
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79
Rentable Toy Printers
Rentable Toy Printers
Pley Helps Kids Rent Playthings and Machines That 3D Print Toys
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78
Cooperation-Promoting Board Games
Cooperation-Promoting Board Games
The Feed the Woozle Game Encourages Children to Work Together
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Kid-Friendly Hair Products
Kid-Friendly Hair Products
The Hip Peas Hair Styling Balm is Safe for Kids to Use
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Child-Designed Content Apps
Child-Designed Content Apps
The Sky Kids App Provides Content Streaming for Younger Viewers
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75
Sustainable Paint Sets
Sustainable Paint Sets
Eco Kids' Eco Paint Packs Features Non-Toxic Art Supplies for Children
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74
Flotation Device Swords
Flotation Device Swords
The Star Wars Lightsaber Pool Noodles Allow Kids to Safely Duel
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73
Literary Giant Toys
Literary Giant Toys
Roald Dahl's Big Friendly Giant is Being Sold as an Interactive Plush Toy
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72
Educational Programming Kits
Educational Programming Kits
The Arduino Learning Board Has Over 15 Mini Projects to Perform
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Two-Player Dress-Up Toys
Two-Player Dress-Up Toys
The Melissa & Doug 'Abby & Emma' Dress-Up Set Provides Hours of Play
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70
Car-Coloring Advertisements
Car-Coloring Advertisements
This Creative Car Print Ad from Nissan Pays Tribute to Mother's Day
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69
Conscious Clothing Boxes
Conscious Clothing Boxes
For Each Subscription Purchased, Kidbox Donates Clothing to Kids in Need
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68
Physics-Teaching Kits
Physics-Teaching Kits
The Physics Simple Machines Kids Science Kit Teaches the Basics of Physics
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67
Arboreal Crayon Boxes
Arboreal Crayon Boxes
Mon Petit Art's Pencil Crayon Tree is a Fun and Functional Decor Accent
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66
Nostalgic Rodent Toys
Nostalgic Rodent Toys
This Danger Mouse Toy Celebrates the Revival of a Classic 80s Character
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65
Robotic Youth Coding Instructors
Robotic Youth Coding Instructors
The Root Robot is Programmed to Educate Children on HTML
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64
Transformative Play Slides
Transformative Play Slides
This Two-in-One Fisher Price Slide Doubles as a Toy Rocker
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63
Child-Friendly Air Purifiers
Child-Friendly Air Purifiers
This Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier is Ideal For Children's Bedrooms
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62
Cooperative Dice Games
Cooperative Dice Games
The Lucky Dogs Dice Game Encourages Players to Work Together
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61
Modern Fairy Tale Books
Modern Fairy Tale Books
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Features Frida Kahlo & Serena Williams
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60
Physical Education Smartwatches
Physical Education Smartwatches
The adidas Zone Targets Schools to Promote Healthy Lifestyles
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59
Kid-Friendly Festival Accessories
Kid-Friendly Festival Accessories
This Feather Crown Kit Helps Kids Make a Concert-Ready Accessory
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58
Education System Apps
Education System Apps
ClassDojo 2.0 Hopes to Eliminate Parent-Teaching Meeting All Together
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Share-Encouraging Swings
Share-Encouraging Swings
This Deluxe Platform Swing is Designed to Hold Two Swingers at Once
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56
Friendship Bracelet-Making Kits
Friendship Bracelet-Making Kits
The My Friendship Bracelet Maker Helps Kids Make Shareable Crafts
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55
AR-Enabled Dinosaur Board Games
AR-Enabled Dinosaur Board Games
The Dino Mundi Triceratops Adventure Board Game is Interactive
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54
Children's Color-In Boots
Children's Color-In Boots
Etsy's TheWoodsSecretGarden Provides a Template for Customizable Boots
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Accessible Coding Devices
Accessible Coding Devices
The FUZEBOX is a Coding Gadget That Can Be Used with Nearly Any Device
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52
Animal Mask Notecards
Animal Mask Notecards
This Playful Animal Stationery Doubles Masks That Can Be Worn
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51
Kid-Friendly Yoga Games
Kid-Friendly Yoga Games
Thinkfun's 'Yoga Spinner Game' for Kids Teaches Flexibility and Balance
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Playfully Printed Dinnerware
Playfully Printed Dinnerware
The 'Chil-Dish Project' Has Kids Create 3D-Printed Designs and Dishes
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Educationally Entertaining Robots
Educationally Entertaining Robots
The Makeblock 'Codeybot' Makes it Fun to Learn Coding
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48
Kid-Friendly Festival Events
Kid-Friendly Festival Events
The UK's Curious Arts Festival Hosts Creative Workshops for All Ages
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UV Protection Playpens
UV Protection Playpens
The Graco 'Pack 'n Play Sport' Baby Playpen Offers a Safe Place to Play
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Whimsical Plush Toys
Whimsical Plush Toys
This Popples Talk Plush Doll is a Modern Take on the Furbie
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45
Oversized Competitive Games
Oversized Competitive Games
The Kick Croquet Outdoor Game Features Larger Components
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Imaginative Indoor Tents
Imaginative Indoor Tents
The FiveJoy Kids Teepee is Easily Setup and Stored Away
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DIY Insect Robots
DIY Insect Robots
The 'Antbo' Insect Robot Can be Assembled and Programmed by Anyone
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Two-Child Play Trikes
Two-Child Play Trikes
This Two-Seater Tricycle Bike Encourages Friends to Take Turns
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Eco Modelling Clays
Eco Modelling Clays
Eco Kids' Eco-Dough is a Sustainable Alternative to Similar Art Mediums
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DIY Archery Kits
DIY Archery Kits
Seedling's Adventurous Toy Set Lets Kids Design Their Own Bow and Arrow
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Child-Centric Frozen Meals
Child-Centric Frozen Meals
Kiddyum's Frozen Meals Are Delicious and Nutritious
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38
Play-Oriented Wall Decals
Play-Oriented Wall Decals
The Decowall Wall Sticker Set Lets Kids Play without Damaging Surfaces
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Interactive Vehicle Placemats
Interactive Vehicle Placemats
The Galaxy One-Piece Car Silicone Placemat Turns Food into a Vehicle
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Youth Health Apps
Youth Health Apps
The Juicebox App is All About Fornication
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35
Allergic Reaction Trackers
Allergic Reaction Trackers
'Aibi' is a Wearable Device That Helps Children Monitor Their Allergies
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34
Paper Puppet Kits
Paper Puppet Kits
These Eco-Friendly Toys are a Modern Take on a Retro Design
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Children's Needlepoint Kits
Children's Needlepoint Kits
Fanny & Alexander's Crafting Kits are Inspired by Wildlife
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Architectural Bathtub Toys
Architectural Bathtub Toys
WATERSCAPE Lets Kids Build Floating Cities in the Tub
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Inclusive Boy-Focused Dolls
Inclusive Boy-Focused Dolls
The 'Melanites' Toy Company Creates Toys for Boys of Color
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Educational Electricity Kits
Educational Electricity Kits
The Squishy Circuit Kit Teaches Kids About Electrical Basics
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Mother-Daughter Tea Parties
Mother-Daughter Tea Parties
The Eloise at the Plaza Event is Intended for Mothers and Their Kids
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Kid-Friendly Design Books
Kid-Friendly Design Books
This Children's Art Book is Designed to Teach Readers About Color
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Monthly Sticker Subscriptions
Monthly Sticker Subscriptions
Pipsticks Offers New Sticker Designs to Subscribers Each Month
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DIY Doll Kits
DIY Doll Kits
Seedling's Personalized Doll Toy is Reflective of a Young Maker Culture
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Tech Maker Subscription Boxes
Tech Maker Subscription Boxes
'Creation Crate' Offers a Tech Education Subscription Service
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Kid-Friendly Toothpaste Dispensers
Kid-Friendly Toothpaste Dispensers
These Novelty Oral Care Accessories are Inspired by The Minions
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DIY Mask Kits
DIY Mask Kits
This Retro Toy Kit Lets Children Create a Personalized Superhero Mask
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Wooden Camera Toys
Wooden Camera Toys
These Retro and Handmade Toys Encourage Imaginative Play
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Pom-Pom Maker Toys
Pom-Pom Maker Toys
The PomPom Wow Helps Creatively Customize Personal Items
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20
Bouncy Backyard Waterparks
Bouncy Backyard Waterparks
The Magic Time Titan Falls Inflatable Water Slide and Pool is Expansive
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Toy-Incorporating Game Platforms
Toy-Incorporating Game Platforms
The 'Yibu' Gaming Platform Blends Real World Toys with Digital
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Intuitive Juvenile Fishing Rods
Intuitive Juvenile Fishing Rods
This Self-Casting Fishing Pole Launches Lures 30-Feet in Distance
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17
Clamshell Mermaid Bedsets
Clamshell Mermaid Bedsets
The Circu Mermaid Girls Bed Ensures Dreams of Living Under the Sea
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16
Fashion Ambassador Programs
Fashion Ambassador Programs
Nordstrom's Program Introduces Students to the World of Retail Fashion
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15
VR Board Games
VR Board Games
'Mask of Anubis' Combines Virtual Reality and Gaming
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14
Boomerang Remote Control Toys
Boomerang Remote Control Toys
The Air Hogs 360 Hoverblade Operates in an Unexpected Way
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13
Barbie Hotel Suites
Barbie Hotel Suites
The Hilton Panama's Barbie-Inspired Rooms Feature Doll-Themed Packages
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12
Kids Balance-Training Kits
Kids Balance-Training Kits
The Kids Slackline Kit Encourages Children to Train with One Another
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11
Storybook Rabbit Toys
Storybook Rabbit Toys
These Collectible Peter Rabbit Toys Introduce Characters from the TV Series
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10
Social Skill-Developing Games
Social Skill-Developing Games
The 'Say and Do' Social Skills Game Gets Kids Ready to Interact
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9
Youth Doorframe Gyms
Youth Doorframe Gyms
This Home Gym for Kids Can Be Set Up in Any Interior Doorway
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8
Indoor Playground Toys
Indoor Playground Toys
'Solo' is a Small-Scale Indoor Playhouse with a Slide, Ladder & Chalkboard
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Adaptable Wood Toy Designs
Adaptable Wood Toy Designs
TransBlock is a Sustainable and Imaginative Plaything for Preschoolers
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6
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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5
Kid Art Jewelry
Kid Art Jewelry
Etsy Shop CaitlynMinimalist Turns Children's Drawings into Pendents
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4
Home Jungle Gyms
Home Jungle Gyms
LimiKids' 'Pegasus' Includes a Ladder, Monkey Bars and More
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3
Prehistoric Popsicle Treats
Prehistoric Popsicle Treats
This Popsicle for Kids Includes a Surprise Inside Its Frozen Core
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2
Wooden Children Furniture
Wooden Children Furniture
The IKEA FLISAT Series is at Once Simple and Playful
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1
DIY Cardboard Toys
DIY Cardboard Toys
MacoshDesign Created Downloadable Templates to Make Eco-Friendly Toys
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