Toy Story

spiel & holz pyramid blocks!

That spatial awareness. The perfectly pitched wail. Yep, this kid’s going places. Here, gifts for your little one, a.k.a. the next …

Rem Koolhaas
Oversize Pyramid Blocks from Spiel & Holz include a variety of shapes, sizes, and vibrant colors. Not quite library-size, the set’s still large enough for a sweet sibling collaboration (Katan, 2856 80th Avenue SE, Mercer Island; 206-399-2199).

Amelia Earhart
Fuel your little jet-setter’s passion with the newest book from comic artist Marc Boutavant, Around the World with Mouk, in which a bear travels the world and sends postcards to his friends back home (Clover, 5335 Ballard Avenue NW; 206-782-0715).

Ben Gibbard
Rock his world with More Please!, the new CD from local musician Caspar Babypants (who you remember as Chris Ballew of The Presidents of the United States of America) of totally unannoying tracks (Izilla Toys, 1429 12th Avenue; 206-322-8697).

Far more fun than baby Einstein.

this week in seattle!
Mint-in-Box Dolls & Toys
What: Special holiday exhibit of antique dolls, toys, clothes, and accessories in their original boxes.
Why: You’re not so touchy-feely.
When: Thru Feb. 21. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m.
Where: Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art, 1116 108th Ave. NE, Bellevue (425-455-1116).

Charlotte’s Web
What: Theatreworks USA presents the beloved story of friendship between a little girl, her piggy pal, and the spunky spider (plus preshow activities with Imagine Children’s Museum).
Why: That’s what friends are for.
When: Sat., 2 & 4 p.m.
Where: Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett (425-257-8600).

The 25th Annual Seattle Jingle Bell Run & Walk
What: A 5K run and walk to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation. Kids can participate in the 1K children’s run with jolly elves and all.
Why: Let’s get physical, physical.
When: Sun., 6:45-11 a.m.
Where: Run begins at Westlake Center, 400 Pine St. (206-547-2707).

Photo: Courtesy of Katan

Everett Performing Arts Center / PARTIAL
2710 Wetmore Ave
Everett, WA 98201
2856 80th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Westlake Center
400 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101
1116 108th Ave NE
bt NE 10th & 12th Sts
Bellevue, WA 98004
5335 Ballard Ave NW
bt NW Vernon Pl & 22nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
1419 12th Ave
bt E Pike & E Union Sts
Seattle, WA 98122