For the last year or so, the only extracurricular activity you and your honey could afford was shtupping.
Lucky for you (and your resulting bambino) the tides are turning.
Need proof? Look no further than Stoopher & Boots, a new Upper West Side mom-and-pop shop full of handcrafted and carefully curated clothing, playthings, and decor.
Sweet baby basics like vintage chenille plush bunnies and hypoallergenic cotton teethers line the shelves, alongside big-kid finds like gluten-free Aromatic Play Clay and ruffled tutu tights. With a giant floor-to-ceiling chalkboard and colorful play surfaces scattered throughout, it’s a space your little one can explore while you finally get down to business.
Stoopher & Boots, 385 Amsterdam Avenue, between 78th and 79th Streets (212-877-2128); online at stoopherandboots.com.
Rocket Park Mini Golf
What: Little golfers learn about propulsion and gravity as they play nine holes.
Why: Kids will love the two NASA rockets in the background.
When: Thru Dec. 31. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows (718-699-0005). Adults, $6; children, $5.
Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players
What: Roberts and his kindie bandmates get minis moving with fun beats and lyrics.
Why: A family concert you’ll actually enjoy.
When: Sat., noon. Doors open at 11 a.m.
Where: Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St., b/t Ninth & Tenth Aves. (212-414-5994). Tickets ($10) online at ticketweb.com and ($12) at the door.
Vital Theatre Co. Favorites
What: A musical mix of Vital Theatre’s best shows, including Isabelle & the Pretty Ugly Spell and Pinkalicious.
Why: Medleys offer the perfect introduction to live theater.
When: Sat., noon.
Where: Bryant Park Reading Room, Sixth Ave., b/t 40th & 42nd Sts. (212-768-4242). Reading is on the 42nd St. side. Rain venue, NYPL Children’s Center, 42nd St., at Fifth Ave. Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Stoopher & Boots