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[Brood] news TAKING A SHINE This fur-trimmed puffer jacket keeps kids toasty while taking them from school to slopes in style. BREAKING THE ICE Skating at The Rink at Brookfield Place is a great way for the entire family to beat the winter blues. BaBy, it’s cold outside When the temps dip loW, run for cover to these fun, family-friendly indoor spots. By robyn moreno Puff Kiddy This glam bronze puffer from Bonpoint is the perfect go-to jacket for your little ones, whether they’re running to playdates around the city or hitting the bunny slopes in Aspen. Down padding and fur trim provide cozy protection from winter sleet and snow, and the sleek metallic fabric lets trendy tykes look cool while staying warm. $590, sizes 3 to 12, 805 Madison Ave., bonpoint.com –RM A.C.T. Indoor Playstation at Saint John the Divine This indoor kiddie gym is a godsend for uptown parents. Located in the church’s basement, the play area lets antsy kids run out their energy on slides, tubes, balls and mats. For ages 5 and younger. December to March, Mon. to Thurs., noon to 3pm. $6 per child (free for 6 months and younger). 1047 Amsterdam Ave., stjohndivine.org The Discovery Room at the American Museum of Natural History Stoke your tot’s STEM sensibilities by giving him a behind-the-scenes look at the wonders of the museum through hands-on activities like tracking real-time earthquakes on a three-drum seismograph. Free passes for 40-minute timed sessions are available at the Discovery Room entrance . For ages 5 to 12 . Central Park West at 79th Street, amnh.org City Treehouse Kids can enjoy water play in winter at this nature-themed spot that gets its name from its two-story tree house replete with a slide, giant water table and stream. For ages 2 months to 8 years. 10am to 5pm. $20 per hour, reservations required. 129A W. 20th St., citytreehouse.com The Winter Garden at the World Financial Center The entire family can take to the (rarely crowded) outdoor skating rink with Hudson views and afterward head inside to the popular Hudson Eats dining area to choose from 14 world-class eateries, including Umami Burger, Blue Ribbon Sushi and Sprinkles cupcake bakery. Skating open weekdays, 1 to 8:30pm; weekends, 10am to 10pm. $15 for 1.5 hours . 200 Vesey St., brookfieldplaceny.com The Heimbold Family Children’s Playing & Learning Center When it feels as cold as Sweden outside, head to the Heimbold Center at the Scandinavia House. The inviting space is open to the public, and kids of all ages can learn about Swedish toys like Pippi Longstocking and Moomintrolls, and play on classic red Dala horses in the activity and sensory rooms. Saturdays, noon to 5pm. $15 per child. 58 Park Ave., scandinaviahouse.org 56 M ANH ATTAN JAN/FEB 2015 CRAFTY KIDS Kiwi Crate’s new Koala Crate for preschoolers includes art materials such as cards, crayons and watercolor paints to keep tiny tots entertained. DIY Delivery When you’re stuck indoors, you need high-quality, enriching activities to keep the kiddos entertained. Luckily, there’s Kiwi Crate , a kids DIY company that delivers cool arts and crafts, science experiments and more right to your door. Each crate features a project that stirs imagination and innovation, with themes like “Secret Agent,” “Space Hero” and “Fairy Fun.” This winter, Kiwi Crate has expanded its offerings for a wider age range: There’s now the Koala Crate for preschoolers, Tinker Crate for science and engineering buffs and Doodle Crate for crafty tweens and teens. Entertainment (and education) in a box! Available in individual and subscription crates; single crates $20; subscriptions from $13 per month. kiwicrate.com –RM SKATING RINK PHOTO BY JEFF CHIEN-HSING LAO

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BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE

WHEN THE TEMPS DIP LOW, RUN FOR COVER TO THESE FUN, FAMILY-FRIENDLY INDOOR SPOTS.

A. C.T. Indoor Playstation at Saint John the Divine

This indoor kiddie gym is a godsend for uptown parents. Located in the church's basement, the play area lets antsy kids run out their energy on slides, tubes, balls and mats. For ages 5 and younger. December to March, Mon. to Thurs., noon to 3PM. $6 per child (free for 6 months and younger). 1047Amsterdam Ave., stjohndivine.org

The Discovery Room at the American Museum of Natural History

Stoke your tot's STEM sensibilities by giving him a behind-the-scenes look at the wonders of the museum through hands-on activities like tracking real-time earthquakes on a three-drum seismograph.Free passes for 40-minute timed sessions are available at the Discovery Room entrance. For ages 5 to 12. Central Park West at 79th Street, amnh.org

City Treehouse

Kids can enjoy water play in winter at this nature-themed spot that gets its name from its two-story tree house replete with a slide, giant water table and stream. For ages 2 months to 8 years. 10AM to 5PM. $20 per hour, reservations required. 129A W. 20th St., citytreehouse.com

The Winter Garden at the World Financial Center

The entire family can take to the (rarely crowded) outdoor skating rink with Hudson views and afterward head inside to the popular Hudson Eats dining area to choose from 14 world-class eateries, including Umami Burger, Blue Ribbon Sushi and Sprinkles cupcake bakery. Skating open weekdays, 1 to 8:30 M ; weekends, 10AM to 10PM. $15 for 1.5 hours. 200 Vesey St., brookfieldplaceny.com

The Heimbold Family Children's Playing & Learning Center

When it feels as cold as Sweden outside, head to the Heimbold Center at the Scandinavia House. The inviting space is open to the public, and kids of all ages can learn about Swedish toys like Pippi Longstocking and Moomintrolls, and play on classic red Dala horses in the activity and sensory rooms. Saturdays, noon to 5PM. $15 per child. 58 Park Ave., scandinaviahouse.org

Puff Kiddy

This glam bronze puffer from Bonpoint is the perfect go-to jacket for your little ones, whether they're running to playdates around the city or hitting the bunny slopes in Aspen. Down padding and fur trim provide cozy protection from winter sleet and snow, and the sleek metallic fabric lets trendy tykes look cool while staying warm. $590, sizes 3 to 12, 805 Madison Ave., bonpoint.com -RM

DIY Delivery

When you're stuck indoors, you need high-quality, enriching activities to keep the kiddos entertained. Luckily, there's Kiwi Crate, a kids DIY company that delivers cool arts and crafts, science experiments and more right to your door. Each crate features a project that stirs imagination and innovation, with themes like "Secret Agent," "Space Hero" and "Fairy Fun." This winter, Kiwi Crate has expanded its offerings for a wider age range: There's now the Koala Crate for preschoolers, Tinker Crate for science and engineering buffs and Doodle Crate for crafty tweens and teens. Entertainment (and education) in a box! Available in individual and subscription crates; single crates $20; subscriptions from $13 per month. Kiwicrate.com —RM

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