June means it's time for Midsommar fun! Join us as we learn about traditional Swedish Midsommar celebrations and hear a story of young girl who attends a Midsommar celebration with her Mormor. Children will then explore the textile gallery in the museum and get to see examples of regional costumes often worn at Midsommar and dance around our very own Maypole!
Toddler Time is our specially designed program for children ages 18 months to 4 years old, where each session helps young minds grow through interactive stories, engaging hands-on activities and social interaction.
Toddler Time is a monthly program, every third Tuesday of the Month. Listed below is a schedule of upcoming programs with descriptions.
Cost: $5 per child or free for Museum Household Members. There is no charge for accompanying caregivers.
Registration is recommended, but not required. Register online or pay at the door.
In conjunction with our new Sami exhibit, toddlers will learn about this special culture. ASHM will introduce the important role reindeer play in the lives of the Sami people in Scandinavia. Join us while we read Inger's Promise by Jamie Parkison, play reindeer games, create a reindeer craft to take home, and enjoy a snack.
Sweden is a leader when it comes to recycling. Less than 1% of household waste ends up at a landfill! This month toddlers will learn that they are never too young to start recycling by following the story of a little green monster in the book I Can Save the Earth by Alison Inches. Kids will learn how resources can be reused instead of thrown away by playing games and doing art with recycled materials. Toddler will even get their hands dirty by pitching in to make a composting pile!
This month at Toddler Time kids will get to build those language and math skills by learning the alphabet and how to count in Swedish! Join us as we read D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet by Kathy-jo Wargin and reinforce letter and number practice through museum exploration. Activities include letter matching, Swedish counting games, and a fun stamp craft.
The phenomenon of aurora borealis can be seen across many arctic countries and certainly lights up the sky in northern Sweden. Join us for Toddler Time as we read Roaring, Boring Alice by P.K. Merski, dance in a color ballet, and do a color mixing science experiment! Enjoy rainbow Jello snack and watch the night sky light up!
The weather outside is frightful but the Museum is so delightful! In January come and explore what Sweden is like in winter. Join us as we read The Mitten retold by Jim Aylesworth and experience engaging indoor wintertime fun with "inside snow" and craft activities.