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78 Novel Parenting Products

From App-Enabled Storybooks to Kid-Friendly Gardening Kits

— May 30, 2016 — Life-Stages
As an increasing number of millennials begin starting families, there is a growing demand for novel parenting products that reflect changing family values. Indeed, many young parents are looking for innovative toys, games and devices that will help them be the best mother or father they can be.

Some of the most novel parenting products currently available are those that use new technology to create a more interactive experience. For example, there are app-enabled storybooks that turn the age-old tradition of story time into an immersive digital experience. Another example is the 'MiniToy' 3D printer system, which transforms craft time into an opportunity for parents to teach their children skills related to science and technology.

However, not all innovative parenting products involve the use of new technology. In fact, many new parents are eager to engage with their children by extending a love of maker culture and an appreciation for hands-on activities that can be done as a family. This includes storybook kits that allow children to publish their own paperback, gardening sets that teach children how to grow plants and even DIY paintball games that give children an opportunity to create their own toys.
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Youth-Focused TV Streaming Services
Youth-Focused TV Streaming Services
The Sky Now TV 'Kids Pass' Offers Exclusive Access to Content
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77
Diversity-Teaching Toys
Diversity-Teaching Toys
'MyFamilyBuilders' Lets Kids Build Different Kinds of Families
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76
Educational Streaming Networks
Educational Streaming Networks
Hopster Provides Educational Programming and Gaming for Kids
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75
Family-Friendly Projectors
Family-Friendly Projectors
This Mini Cinema Projector Allows Parental Control Over Content
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74
Kid-Friendly Tablets
Kid-Friendly Tablets
Amazon is Set to Launch an Affordable and Easy-to-Use Children's Tablet
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73
Kid-Friendly Streaming Services
Kid-Friendly Streaming Services
This App Will Allow Children to Watch Shows and Movies On-Demand
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Kid-Friendly Radio Apps
Kid-Friendly Radio Apps
The iHeartRadio Family App is a Dedicated Radio for Kids
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71
Child TV Subscriptions
Child TV Subscriptions
Kidoodle Supplies Parents with Age-Appropriate TV for Kids
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70
Child-Centric Tablets
Child-Centric Tablets
The LeapFrog Epic is an Android Tablet For Kids
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69
Storytelling Memo Pads
Storytelling Memo Pads
Mon Petit Art's Memo Stories Help Children Develop Their Memory
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68
Kid-Friendly Entertainment Apps
Kid-Friendly Entertainment Apps
The BBC iPlayer Kids App Provides Suitable Content for Young Ones
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67
Inspiring Generosity Dolls
Inspiring Generosity Dolls
The Doll Kind's Huggable Toys Inspire Kids to Give Back
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66
Entertaining Kid Networks
Entertaining Kid Networks
'Viddiverse' is a Network That Provides Videos for Kids
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Inclusive Children's Tales
Inclusive Children's Tales
The Pigeonhole Books Wishful Wedding Storybook is Diversified
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Collaborative Kite Kits
Collaborative Kite Kits
Seedling's Box Kite Kit Can Be Customized by Creative Kids
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Child-Centric Tablets
Child-Centric Tablets
The LeapPad Platinum is Designed For Young Children
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Family-Friendly TV Platforms
Family-Friendly TV Platforms
Fun and Wholesome Programs Can be Enjoyed on shomi
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Shortened Bedtime Shows
Shortened Bedtime Shows
There are Now 5-Minute Netflix Kids Shows for Children Negotiating Bedtime
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Kid-Friendly Gardening Kits
Kid-Friendly Gardening Kits
Growums Teaches Kids to Grow Their Own Herbs and Vegetables
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One-Off Print Services
One-Off Print Services
BookBaby Makes It Easy to Self-Print a Single Edition or a Few Book Copies
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Video-Calling Storybooks
Video-Calling Storybooks
Skype's Bedtime Calls Helps Parents Tuck Kids in with a Digital Story
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57
Interactive Dinner Trays
Interactive Dinner Trays
The Yumit Food Tray Encourages Healthy Eating Habits in Kids
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Orchestral Audio Toys
Orchestral Audio Toys
The Mozart Magic Cube Stimulates a Baby's Senses
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Educational Tablet Apps
Educational Tablet Apps
The Tiggly App is Targeted Towards Babies and Toddlers
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Physics-Teaching Kits
Physics-Teaching Kits
The Physics Simple Machines Kids Science Kit Teaches the Basics of Physics
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Kid-Friendly Gardening Kits
Kid-Friendly Gardening Kits
Mountain Lily Farm's Garden Seed Kit Encourages Kids to Get Outdoors
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Child Bookworm Subscriptions
Child Bookworm Subscriptions
The Sproutkit Subscription for Kids Gifts New E-Books Each Month
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Tablet-Based Storytelling Platforms
Tablet-Based Storytelling Platforms
Storied Myth Brings Digital and Tangible Objects Together
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App-Oriented STEM Kits
App-Oriented STEM Kits
The 'MudWatt' Classic STEM Kit Enables Kids to Learn About Bacteria
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Educational Gaming Toothbrushes
Educational Gaming Toothbrushes
Grush is a Smart Cleaner that Teaches Children How to Brush Teeth
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Online Privacy Children's Books
Online Privacy Children's Books
The Educational Literature for Kids Focuses on IoT Security
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Throwable Paintball Toys
Throwable Paintball Toys
The 'Goblies' Paint Toy Teaches Kids to Make Biodegradable Paint Balls
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Playful Kids' Computers
Playful Kids' Computers
The Leaptop has Educational Basics Integrated for Interactive Learning
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Kid-Focused Yoga Games
Kid-Focused Yoga Games
This Playing Card Deck Features Yoga Poses for Kids
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Educationally Entertaining Robots
Educationally Entertaining Robots
The Makeblock 'Codeybot' Makes it Fun to Learn Coding
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App-Enabled Storybooks
App-Enabled Storybooks
PLAYFUL BOOKS Creates Interactive Story Books for Kids and Parents
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Girly Toy Subscriptions
Girly Toy Subscriptions
The Nerd Block Jr Girl Pack Features Pop Culture Themed Products
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Child Author Kits
Child Author Kits
Lulu.com's 'IlluStory Junior' Lets Kids Write, Draw and Publish a Paperback
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Interactive Toddler Tales
Interactive Toddler Tales
Storybook Blocks Allows Children to Actively Play with Favorite Books
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Personalized Princess Coloring Books
Personalized Princess Coloring Books
Chronicle Books Allows Parents to Customize Using Kids' Names
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Kid-Friendly Video Platforms
Kid-Friendly Video Platforms
Hulu Kids Offers Age-Appropriate and Educational Programming
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Fairytale Gardening Kits
Fairytale Gardening Kits
This Children's Planting Kit Features a Fairy Princess Theme
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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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Gender-Neutral Science Kits
Gender-Neutral Science Kits
This Educational Toy Introduces Kids to Science at a Young Age
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Virtual Reality Music Lessons
Virtual Reality Music Lessons
'Teach-U: VR' Makes it Easier to Learn to Play Piano or the Drums
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Narrative-Encouraging Book Readers
Narrative-Encouraging Book Readers
This Storytelling App for Kids Exercises Their Imaginations
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Money-Saving Candy Machines
Money-Saving Candy Machines
The Smart Planet Gummy Candy Maker Lets Kids DIY Their Own Treats
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Kid-Friendly Coding Robots
Kid-Friendly Coding Robots
This Tiny Toy Helps Children Explore Robotics and Learn How to Code
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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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Educational Electricity Kits
Educational Electricity Kits
The Squishy Circuit Kit Teaches Kids About Electrical Basics
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Kid-Focused Cancer Stories
Kid-Focused Cancer Stories
Children's Books About Cancer Educate Little Girls About Treatment
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Caterpillar Coding Toys
Caterpillar Coding Toys
The Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar by Fisher-Price Stimulates Young Minds
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Family-Building Games
Family-Building Games
'The Family Game' Encourages Low-Tech Bonding and Communication
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Code-Teaching Toy Robots
Code-Teaching Toy Robots
The Kamibot Robot Makes it Easier to Teach Kids to Code
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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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Interactive Game Projectors
Interactive Game Projectors
The Lumo Interactive Projector Turns Kids' Rooms Into Playgrounds
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Erasable Table Mats
Erasable Table Mats
This Chalkboard Table Runner Set is Perfect for Artistic Eaters
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Kid-Friendly Airline Kits
Kid-Friendly Airline Kits
This On-Board Activity Kit Features Games, Puzzles and Art Supplies
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Yoga-Posing Plushies
Yoga-Posing Plushies
The Meddy Teddy Encourages Children to be Healthier and More Mindful
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Physics Board Games
Physics Board Games
This App-Connected Family Board Game Uses Logic to Teach the Scientific Method
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Tactile Children's Books
Tactile Children's Books
This 3D Printed Book Project Helps Young Blind Kids Read Earlier
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Internet-Connected Dolls
Internet-Connected Dolls
My Friend Cayla is a Toy That Has Smart Conversations with Kids
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Jungle Gym Vests
Jungle Gym Vests
The Athletitti Athletic Vest Turns Parents into Mobile Playrounds
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Barbecue Board Games
Barbecue Board Games
This BBQ Game Challenges Kids to Expertly Handle Simulated Sizzling Food
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Kids' Educational eWriters
Kids' Educational eWriters
Boogie Boards Teach Kids to Write and Count with Digital Tracing
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Wooden Coloring Books
Wooden Coloring Books
A Little Book Lacking Color by Dylan Arceneaux is a Stylish Kids Activity
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Interactive Teddy Bears
Interactive Teddy Bears
The Smart Toy Bear Connects to an App to Teach Kids Lessons
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Indoor Family Hammock Seats
Indoor Family Hammock Seats
The Flora Family Hammock is Easily Suspended Inside the Home
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Social Skill-Developing Games
Social Skill-Developing Games
The 'Say and Do' Social Skills Game Gets Kids Ready to Interact
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Juvenile Education 3D Printers
Juvenile Education 3D Printers
The 'MiniToy' 3D Printer System Enables Kids to Learn STEAM
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Activity-Encouraging Trampolines
Activity-Encouraging Trampolines
The Springfree Trampoline Encourages Kids to Get More Exercise
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Cute Family-Friendly Robots
Cute Family-Friendly Robots
The 'XIBOT' Smart Home Assistant Provides an Intuitive Experience
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Educational Toy Subscriptions
Educational Toy Subscriptions
Spark Box Toys' Rental Service Entertains and Educates
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Kids Crossfit Equipment
Kids Crossfit Equipment
The HearthSong Rope Climber Lets Kids Train and Play at the Same Time
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Youngster Hip Hop Apparel
Youngster Hip Hop Apparel
Rich Boys Clothing Offers Edgy Streetwear for Toddlers and Kids
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Educational Craft Subscriptions
Educational Craft Subscriptions
Green Kid Crafts' Activity Boxes Gift Smarts & Sustainability
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Home Jungle Gyms
Home Jungle Gyms
LimiKids' 'Pegasus' Includes a Ladder, Monkey Bars and More
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Urban Children's Fashion
Urban Children's Fashion
A Bathing Ape FW14 Kids Collection is Colorful and Playful
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