Toddler Time

Toddler Time is our specially designed program for children ages 2 to 5 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. Currently our Toddler Time is a virtual program that includes printable activities below and videos of our story time or tour on our Facebook page. This program is free.


November 17- Fairytales & Folklore

This month Toddler Time will focus on our new exhibition about Swedish illustrator Gustaf Tenggren, We will be reading "The Lion's Paw" by Jane Werner Watson that was illustrated by Tenggren. Will will take a tour through the exhibition From Fairy Tale to Fantasy: The Art of Gustaf Tenggern. Families will learn about storytelling, illustration, and characters through games and activities.

October 20 - Treasure Collecting

Every toddler loves to collect things from leaves and rocks to sticks and shells. This month we will read Hannah’s Collection by Marthe Jocelyn at Toddler Time children will discover what collecting means to a museum. Families will get a behind the scenes look at the museum’s collection and learn how to start and sort their own collection. Below you will find activities to do at home and a link to watch the recorded tour and story time.

September 15- The Shapes Around Us

The world is made up of shapes and that includes the Swedish Museum. This art inspired Toddler Time will help reinforce knowledge of shapes through reading the book Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh. Children and parents will then explore the museum as they go on a shape safari! Look for directions to create your own binoculars below. Floor game, mouse shape puppet and shape tracing 'round' out the activities of fun and learning! Check out our Facebook page for the video of the safari and our story time.