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34 Modern Parenting Innovations

From VR Storytelling Apps to Creativity-Promoting Playgrounds

— June 2, 2016 — Lifestyle
From VR storytelling apps that bring fairy tales to life to creativity-boosting playgrounds that encourage independent play, these modern parenting innovations allow moms and dads to stay on the cutting-edge of cool.

Inside the house, parents are increasingly turning to new technology to interact with their kids in a more meaningful way. For instance, Samsung's Bedtime VR Stories app helps bring the tradition of storytelling to life by giving parents a way to interact with their children in a virtual fantasy world. Similarly, a subscription service called Storied Myth combines digital experiences with tactile objects to help parents interact with the children through different mediums.

Beyond the home, there are a number of creative activities that have been designed for the contemporary family. Many of these modern parenting innovations revolve around millennial values such as creative play and global experiences. Some of these novel family activities include creativity-boosting playgrounds that lack fixed equipment, family cooking programs that promote hands-on learning and kid-friendly yoga classes that encourage an active lifestyle.
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Family-Friendly Projectors
Family-Friendly Projectors
This Mini Cinema Projector Allows Parental Control Over Content
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Family-Friendly Dance Classes
Family-Friendly Dance Classes
The Classes at J'Adore Dance Introduce Kids to Exercise in a Fun Way
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Family-Friendly Coding Workshops
Family-Friendly Coding Workshops
This Startup Helps Families Learn About New Technology
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31
Affordable Family Tablets
Affordable Family Tablets
The Durable, User-Friendly Amazon Fire Tablet Costs Just $50
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30
Family-Friendly Yoga Classes
Family-Friendly Yoga Classes
This Yoga Studio Provides a Fun Way for Parents and Children to Bond
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29
Whimsical Literary Museums
Whimsical Literary Museums
The Roald Dahl Museum Features Fun Interactive Exhibits for Kids
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Children's Cooking Programs
Children's Cooking Programs
The Chef Upstairs Offers Kid-Friendly Food Workshops for All Ages
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27
Family Bike Tours
Family Bike Tours
This Company Offers Exciting Vacation Packages for Active Families
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26
Toddler-Friendly Nature Programs
Toddler-Friendly Nature Programs
The Sprouts Parent and Tot Play Program Helps Kids Explore Nature
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25
Pre-School Game Apps
Pre-School Game Apps
The EasyPeasy App Sends Skill-Developing Game Ideas to Parents of Little Ones
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24
Family Yoga Retreats
Family Yoga Retreats
Yogaville's Weekend Retreats Help Parents and Kids Reduce Stress
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23
Interactive Dinner Trays
Interactive Dinner Trays
The Yumit Food Tray Encourages Healthy Eating Habits in Kids
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Family-Friendly Laser Tag Activities
Family-Friendly Laser Tag Activities
Laser City Specializes in Kid-Friendly Competitive Gaming
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Charity-Focused Family Vacations
Charity-Focused Family Vacations
This Organization Offers Trips for Socially Conscious Families
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20
Kid-Friendly Gardening Kits
Kid-Friendly Gardening Kits
Mountain Lily Farm's Garden Seed Kit Encourages Kids to Get Outdoors
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Familial Yoga Retreats
Familial Yoga Retreats
World Family Yoga Offers Fun and Kid-Friendly Wellness Programs
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Toddler-Targeted Circus Classes
Toddler-Targeted Circus Classes
This Event Makes the Circus Accessible to Parents and Toddlers
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17
Indoor Playground Workshops
Indoor Playground Workshops
Sprouts Kids Hosts Family-Friendly Fitness, Play and Dance Workshops
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Tablet-Based Storytelling Platforms
Tablet-Based Storytelling Platforms
Storied Myth Brings Digital and Tangible Objects Together
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15
Art History Activity Cards
Art History Activity Cards
The Art in a Box Set is a Great Art History Introduction for Kids
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14
Family-Friendly Museum Tours
Family-Friendly Museum Tours
The Guggenheim Offers Special Activity Kits for Children
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13
Family-Friendly Painting Workshops
Family-Friendly Painting Workshops
This Company Offers Painting Workshops for the Whole Family
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12
Gamified Homework Apps
Gamified Homework Apps
Gradestar Lets Children Earn Rewards For Completing Their Homework
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11
App-Enabled Storybooks
App-Enabled Storybooks
PLAYFUL BOOKS Creates Interactive Story Books for Kids and Parents
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10
Kid-Friendly Festival Events
Kid-Friendly Festival Events
The UK's Curious Arts Festival Hosts Creative Workshops for All Ages
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9
VR Storytelling Apps
VR Storytelling Apps
Samsung's Bedtime VR Stories Puts a High-Tech Twist on Storytelling
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8
DIY Archery Kits
DIY Archery Kits
Seedling's Adventurous Toy Set Lets Kids Design Their Own Bow and Arrow
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7
Gender-Neutral Science Kits
Gender-Neutral Science Kits
This Educational Toy Introduces Kids to Science at a Young Age
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6
Family-Building Games
Family-Building Games
'The Family Game' Encourages Low-Tech Bonding and Communication
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5
Interactive Game Projectors
Interactive Game Projectors
The Lumo Interactive Projector Turns Kids' Rooms Into Playgrounds
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4
Kid-Friendly Design Books
Kid-Friendly Design Books
This Children's Art Book is Designed to Teach Readers About Color
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3
DIY Doll Kits
DIY Doll Kits
Seedling's Personalized Doll Toy is Reflective of a Young Maker Culture
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2
Self-Propelled Strollers
Self-Propelled Strollers
The 'Smartbe' Intelligent Child Stroller Allows for Handsfree Operation
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Creativity-Promoting Playgrounds
Creativity-Promoting Playgrounds
This Adventure Playground in New York Promotes Imaginative Play
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