By Reyne Rice, Toy Trend Expert and Youth Market Specialist
First posted on the YourToyCom.com blog forum and community website serving the toys, games and childrens’ technology industries, on behalf of the Spielwarenmesse. Spielwarenmesse is the leading and largest International ToyFair in the world, held annually in Nuremberg, Germany in early February.
Let’s be honest. We want to make sure this generation of kids grows up to be healthy, smart, fit and fabulous. Since toys, games and kids sporting goods are a part of the tools to help kids reach these goals, let’s take a peek at some of the newest fitness and brain fitness products being launched at the #Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair in Nurnberg, Germany.
Moving outdoors for fitness and active play is encouraged by society and by a desire for a more direct hands-on approach to individual health and fitness. Most kids enjoy the outdoors, especially when they can engage in fun sports activities that involve personal challenges and some competition.
New categories of product that are showing growth include stunt scooters (Razor USA/Universal Trends Black Label, and Rockboard Original and RBX models, ), wave-scooters (Street Surfing Wave-Scooter), skate systems (Hudora Gmbh “Free Style-Twin Skates” or LA Sport), balance trikes, pogo sticks (Alex USA) and even unicycles (Puky Gmbh & Co, ER 16 unicycle with telescoping saddle seat).