High School Musical product tie-ins? Forget it. Pokémon? So 2001. Bratz dolls? Please.
Your little one prefers the ecofriendly Aspekts line of wooden toys from Denmark, thank you. From vibrantly colored parrot swings to adorable giraffe scooters to colored pencils in every hue, these toys will engage kids from 6 months to 6 years.
Best part? You can rest easy knowing that each piece is crafted from responsibly harvested wood.
And that’s not something you’ll see on television.
Available at Dig Og Mig, 150 Seventh Avenue, at Charles Street (212-675-6112 or digogmignyc.com).
Crystal Winter: Giant Interactive Snow Globe
What: Learn about arctic glaciers and making snowflakes in this dazzling village.
Why: Shake it till you make it.
When: Thru Jan. 1. Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Queens (718-699-0005).
December Book Bonanza
What: Authors Jessie Hartland (Night Shift) and Lynda Gene Rymand (Oscar and the Mooncats) read and sign books for their smallest, er, biggest fans.
Why: They’re just your type.
When: Sat., noon-2 p.m.
Where: Books of Wonder, 18 W. 18th St., b/t 5th & 6th Aves. (212-989-3270).