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Food & Drink

Great Danish

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).

This Week in New York

HEAR
Putumayo Kids: Ingrid Lucia
What: Songstress sings the best of The Big Easy.
Why: Jazz it up.
When: Sat., noon.
Where: Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (212-967-7555).

EXPLORE
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).

READ
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).

LOCATIONS
47-01 111th St
Flushing Meadows, NY 11368
718-699-0005
18 W 18th St
bt 5th & 6th Aves
New York, NY 10011
212-989-3270
150 7th Ave S
@ Charles St
New York, NY 10014
212-675-6112
425 Lafayette St
@ Astor Pl
New York, NY 10003
212-539-8778
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