The toddler next door is getting an iPad for Hanukkah? No disrespect to the interwebs, but this holiday season we’re feeling nostalgic for playthings of yore — just the sort of gifts you’ll find at Brooklyn’s Acorn Toy Shop.
Crescent Moon Music Box, $49
The Brahms coming out of the handcrafted Polish import is music to baby’s ears.
Stepped Pyramid Blocks Set, $200
Hand-cut and stained in dozens of dazzling water-based colors, the varying heights of the alder wood blocks make for unlimited building possibilities.
Stove Top, $42
Save precious square footage and stoke their imaginations, all with one genius toy. Add it to any table or countertop for an instant kitchen.
Seedling Wooden Family Kit, $42
Crafty kids can tack on felt, fabric, and more to make their own tribe of wooden dolls.
Stockmar Watercolor Paint Set, $42
Junior needs little artistic talent to create a masterpiece with these paints. The colors are specially designed to look great together no matter what.
Acorn Toy Shop, 323 Atlantic Avenue, between Hoyt and Smith Streets (718-522-3760 or acorntoyshop.com).
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What: Forget the lines at FAO Schwarz; get in the holiday spirit by giving presents to penguins and polar bears (yes, that includes fish-cicles).
Why: Winter crafts and polar-themed performances, too.
When: Thru Dec. 17. Fri. & Sat., 2-6:30 p.m.
Where: Central Park Zoo, 830 Fifth Ave., at 64th St. Free with zoo admission.
Eco Art & Design Workshop
What: Young visionaries turn castoff cardboard boxes into cool castles.
Why: Led by Christiane Lemieux, creator of DwellStudio’s ubiquitous kids’ decor and accessories.
When: Sat., 2 & 3:30 p.m.
Where: Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., b/t Broadway & Amsterdam Ave. (212-721-1223). Free with museum admission, $11.
Stuck, by Oliver Jeffers
What: The award-winning picture book author reads from his latest, a wacky tale that begins when a kite gets stuck in a tree.
Why: Presented as part of the PowerHouse Kids Holiday Party.
When: Sun., 3-5 p.m.
Where: The PowerHouse Arena, 37 Main St., at Water St. (718-666-3049). R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Photos: Courtesy of Acorn Toy Shop