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Top 70 Kids' Ideas in October

From AI-Assisted Racing Toys to Annual Toy-Building Promotions

— October 29, 2016 — Life-Stages
Whether it is collaborating with others to complete different challenges or helping choose the features for a brand new toy, the October 2016 kids' trends reveal a major emphasis on ensuring that children pursue more immersive experiences that will provide lasting memories.

When it comes to playtime, parents are increasingly looking for products that will keep kids actively engaged, instead of letting them sit and passively absorb content. One example of this approach is the Hot Lava video game, which requires children to keep moving in order to win different challenges. Another example is Hot Wheels AI, which uses new technology to let kids build and race cars on their own virtual race tracks.

However, it is not just toys that are keeping kids active. As the October 2016 kids' trends reveal, parents are increasingly choosing immersive activities and trips that allow their children to help shape the experience. One such example is Build-A-Bear Workshop's recent promotion, which gave children an opportunity to DIY their own teddy bear.
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Empowering Tween Activity Groups
Empowering Tween Activity Groups
'Sole Girls' Brings Young Girls Together to Socialize and Train
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69
Allergy-Friendly Seed Bars
Allergy-Friendly Seed Bars
Enjoy Life's Bars are an Allergy-Free Alternative to Peanut Butter Cups
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68
Elaborate Video Game Compositions
Elaborate Video Game Compositions
RYANUKO's 'Please Come To Me' was Made in 'Super Mario Paint'
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67
Lava Floor Video Games
Lava Floor Video Games
'Hot Lava' Literalizes Children's 'The Floor is Lava' Game
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66
Complimentary Kids Meals
Complimentary Kids Meals
Chipotle is Now Letting Kids Eat Free Every Sunday
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65
Aspirational Veterinarian Training Programs
Aspirational Veterinarian Training Programs
The 'Vet Set Go' Veterinary Program is Tween-Focused
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64
In-School Washing Machines
In-School Washing Machines
Whirlpool's 'Care Counts' Program Increases School Attendance
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63
Kid-Centric Museum Pop-Ups
Kid-Centric Museum Pop-Ups
The Interactive Exhibits at Mr. Men's 'Mini Museum' are "Child-Sized"
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62
Cafeteria Companionship Apps
Cafeteria Companionship Apps
The 'Sit With Us' App Helps Kids Avoid Having to Eat Lunch Alone
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61
Children's Language Tools
Children's Language Tools
This Toy Was Designed to Encourage Children to Read and Write
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60
Kid-Friendly Fast Food Breakfasts
Kid-Friendly Fast Food Breakfasts
McDonald's is Rolling Out a Breakfast Version of Its Happy Meal
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59
Kid-Friendly Breakfast Combos
Kid-Friendly Breakfast Combos
Juice It Up! is Pairing Its Healthy Smoothies with Tasty Snacks
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58
Miniature Frozen Pancakes
Miniature Frozen Pancakes
Pillsbury is Making Whole Grain Mini Pancakes in a Small, Frozen Format
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57
Kid-Friendly Spelt Cereals
Kid-Friendly Spelt Cereals
Rude Health's Cereal for Children is Made with Ancient Grains
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56
Nostalgic Hot Dog Snacks
Nostalgic Hot Dog Snacks
The New Bagel Bites Mini Bagel Dogs Serve as a Convenient Snack Option
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55
Parent-Controlled Video Apps
Parent-Controlled Video Apps
Video Network Neptune is Designed for Kids and Made for Parents
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54
Interactive Math Apps
Interactive Math Apps
The 'Go Math! Go' App Improves Math Learning Through Positive Encouragement
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53
Inclusive Anti-Bullying Apps
Inclusive Anti-Bullying Apps
'Sit With Us' Ensures That Kids Never Have to Eat Lunch Alone
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52
Children's Architecture Programs
Children's Architecture Programs
The 'Little Architect' Program is Offered at AASA in London
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51
Kid-Friendly Healing Oils
Kid-Friendly Healing Oils
'Ouch Ease' by Edens Garden Introduces Essential Oils for Children
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50
Detangling Kid's Shampoos
Detangling Kid's Shampoos
The 'Not a Knot' Chemical-Free Children's Beauty Product
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49
Hybrid Aerospace Toys
Hybrid Aerospace Toys
This Rocket Builder Toy Comes to Life in Mickey's Magical Math World App
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48
Voice-Controlled Video Games
Voice-Controlled Video Games
This Innovative Video Game is Controlled By Children's Speech
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47
Safe Children's Manicures
Safe Children's Manicures
The Côte Salon Offers Kid-Friendly SPF Nail Treatments For Youngsters
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46
Fruity Shaved Ice Drinks
Fruity Shaved Ice Drinks
Kona Ice's New FruitFirst Products Serve as a Healthy Drink Alternatives
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45
Bunny-Branded Beverages
Bunny-Branded Beverages
This Vegetable Water Packaging Makes a Nutritious Choice Endearing
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44
Children's Environmentalist Manuals
Children's Environmentalist Manuals
Home Grown Books' Environmental Pack is an Eco Book Set
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43
Kid-Friendly Drinking Chocolate
Kid-Friendly Drinking Chocolate
Cadbury's Freddo Chocolate is Now Available as a Hot Beverage
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42
Interactive Reactionary Toy Cats
Interactive Reactionary Toy Cats
The FurReal Friends Bootsie Toy Responds to Cuddling and Treats
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41
Biology-Inspired Candy Kits
Biology-Inspired Candy Kits
These Treats for Halloween Take Cues from a Petri Dish
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40
Grilled Cheese-Inspired Snacks
Grilled Cheese-Inspired Snacks
Snikiddy's Baked Grilled Cheese Puffs are a Savory Snack Option
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39
Retro Halloween Wall Masks
Retro Halloween Wall Masks
The 'Vac-tastic Plastic' Masks Reference 60s and 70s Costumes
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38
Programmable LEGO Drones
Programmable LEGO Drones
The Flybrix Drone is a Kid-Friendly Toy Built Out of Standard LEGO Bricks
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37
Squeezable Snack Pouches
Squeezable Snack Pouches
Sprout Organic SMASH is a New Line of Kid-Friendly Pureed Snacks
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36
Commemorative Toy-Building Promotions
Commemorative Toy-Building Promotions
This In-Store Promotion Celebrates National Teddy Bear Day
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35
Bubble Experiment Kits
Bubble Experiment Kits
Wonder Forge's Science Kit for Kids is a Finding Dory-Themed STEM Toy
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34
Artisan Chicken Nuggets
Artisan Chicken Nuggets
Hip Chick Farms Produces All-Natural Poultry Products for Kids
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33
Hide-and-Seek Stuffed Toys
Hide-and-Seek Stuffed Toys
The Hide-N-Seek Stuffed Panda Gives Clues to its Location
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32
Smoothie Juice Boxes
Smoothie Juice Boxes
Innocent Drinks Packages Kid Veggie Fruit Smoothies in Convenient Cartons
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31
Pachydermic Piggy Banks
Pachydermic Piggy Banks
The 'Elli' Piggy Bank is a Fun Way to Teach Kids to Save Money
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30
Robotics-Teaching Toy Cars
Robotics-Teaching Toy Cars
The 'Blinkgogo' Robotics Kit Incorporates STEM Education Fundamentals
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29
Kid-Friendly Diffuser Oils
Kid-Friendly Diffuser Oils
Saje's 'Aroma Fairy' Diffuser Blend is Designed to Help with Sleep
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28
Crystal Growing Kits
Crystal Growing Kits
The Lightsaber Crystal Growing Lab Allows Kids to Create Real Crystals
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27
Oversized Toddler Crayons
Oversized Toddler Crayons
The Ommo Kids Crayons Feature a Large Size for Little Hands to Grasp
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26
Single-Handed Wristwatches
Single-Handed Wristwatches
The Minimalist 'Simpl One' Watch has Only One Hand and No Numbers
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25
Portioned Kids' Meals
Portioned Kids' Meals
'Little Dish' Offers Healthy Small Meals for Children
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24
Mind-Controlled Hologram Toys
Mind-Controlled Hologram Toys
The Force Trainer II Lets Kids Re-Enact Famous Jedi Challenges
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23
Vehicular Princess Seats
Vehicular Princess Seats
The Disney KidsEmbrace Booster Car Seat Gets Kids Excited About Safety
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22
Connected Children's Wearables
Connected Children's Wearables
The Brillar Smart Watch is Great for Both Kids and Parents
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21
Superhero Science Kits
Superhero Science Kits
The Spider-Man Web Creator Lab Lets Kids Create Their Own Spider Webs
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20
Kid's Jack-o'-Lantern Sneakers
Kid's Jack-o'-Lantern Sneakers
Nike Updated Its 'Foamposite' Model with a Playful Halloween Theme
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19
VR Puzzle Kits
VR Puzzle Kits
Seedling's DIY Maze Kit Lets Kids Design Their Very Own Puzzle
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18
Remote Control Bumper Cars
Remote Control Bumper Cars
The 'Galaxy Zega' Toys Pit Miniature Tanks Against One Another
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17
Two-in-One Snack Vessels
Two-in-One Snack Vessels
The 'Chalice' Snack Cup Keeps Drinks and Edibles in One Spot
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16
Fantasy Film Drone Toys
Fantasy Film Drone Toys
Spin Master's Star Wars-Themed Drones Let Kids Shoot Down the Death Star
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15
Educational Cryptography Games
Educational Cryptography Games
PocketBlock Teaches Adolescents About the Details of Cryptography
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14
Hackable Toy Kits
Hackable Toy Kits
The Fuze Play 'Zubi Flyer' Lets Kids Build, Hack and Play
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13
Celebratory Crayon Bus Tours
Celebratory Crayon Bus Tours
Crayola's '100 Years of Colour' Bus Tour Entertained UK Kids
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12
Exotic Interactive Robot Pets
Exotic Interactive Robot Pets
The Zoomer Hedgiez Robotic Pet Performs, Reacts and Plays
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11
Protein-Rich Milk Products
Protein-Rich Milk Products
The New Nesquik Protein Plus Beverages are Enhanced with Protein
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10
Modular Refuse Robots
Modular Refuse Robots
The 'Junkbot' DIY Robot Kit Turns Household Objects into Robotics
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9
Modular Childhood Room Furniture
Modular Childhood Room Furniture
'Home Back Home' Makes Childhood Rooms Suitable for Adults
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8
Stylish Toy Rocking Animals
Stylish Toy Rocking Animals
The Enko Creatio 'Enzoo' is Chicly Designed for Modern Homes
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7
AI-Assisted Racing Toys
AI-Assisted Racing Toys
'Hot Wheels AI' is a Modernized Version of the Classic Race Car Toys
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6
Interactive AR Projectors
Interactive AR Projectors
The 'Egger' Media Projector is Designed with Children in Mind
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5
Customizable Connected Night Lights
Customizable Connected Night Lights
The 'ZOOCORO' Kids Night Light Comes in a Variety of Styles
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4
Urban Kids' Clothing Collections
Urban Kids' Clothing Collections
These Clothes Offer Excellent Back-to-School Looks for Children
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3
Diner-Inspired Playhouses
Diner-Inspired Playhouses
This Novelty Playhouse is Built to Resemble a Casual Restaurant
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2
Educational Menstrual Cycle Games
Educational Menstrual Cycle Games
This Board Game Shifts Tween Perspectives on Periods
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1
Toy Canine Carry-On
Toy Canine Carry-On
This Cute Kids' Luggage Serves a Second Function as a Plaything
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