Our Museum hosts facilitated toddler programming every Friday morning beginning at 10am, made possible by the generous support of ScholarShare 529. Our toddler program values the whole child and supports healthy bodies and minds, with music, movement and social play for young children. Our toddler time is free with admission.

ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time at Home!

Due to the Museum’s temporary closure, we will be hosting ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time programming on our social media channels (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) every Friday at 10am. You can also access our Toddler Time videos and blogs here:

October 30, 2020 – Banana Bread

October 23, 2020 – Silly Rock Paintings

October 16, 2020 – Shadow Play

October 9, 2020 – Paper Bag Pumpkins

October 2, 2020 – Rainsticks

September 25, 2020 – Story Time with the Padres: “Pig the Pug”

September 18, 2020 – Toddler Trail Mix

September 11, 2020 – Coffee Filter Butterflies

September 4, 2020 – Transitions Song with Songbirds Music

August 28, 2020 – Creamy Popsicles

August 21, 2020 – Leaf Bubbles

August 14, 2020 – Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

August 7, 2020 – Story Time with the Padres: “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”

July 31, 2020 – Preposition Obstacle Course with Words Alive

July 24, 2020 – Chalk Painting

July 17, 2020 – Story Time with Words Alive

July 10, 2020 – Backyard Scavenger Hunt

July 3, 2020 – (Almost) Ready-To-Go Instruments

June 26, 2020 – Super Simple Smoothies

June 19, 2020 – Father’s Day Activities

June 12, 2020 – PBS Kids Read Along with Christian Robinson of “You Matter”

May 29, 2020 – Sing Along with Songbirds Music

May 22, 2020 – Story Time: “Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin

May 15, 2020 – Story Time with the Padres: “1, 2, 3” by Dr. Seuss

May 8, 2020 – Water Painting

May 1, 2020 – Sights + Sounds: “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” Sing Along with the Padres

April 24, 2020 – Story Time with the Padres Friar: “Hop on Pop” by Dr. Seuss

April 17, 2020 – Making Salt Dough

April 10, 2020 – Story Time: “It’s Okay To Be Different” by Todd Parr

April 3, 2020 – Homemade Pasta Bead Necklaces

March 27, 2020 – Sights, Sounds and Textures: Ice + Spice Activity

March 20, 2020 – Introducing Toddler Time at Home

Scholarshare 529 Toddler Time Programs

STORY TIME Gather around to hear some of your favorite childhood stories. Story Time is an enriching and engaging experience that allows your child to hear stories from our Museum staff. This isn’t your typical story circle, however. The New Children’s Museum brings stories to life by enhancing the experience with bilingual stories, puppet shows, skits and much more.

SIGHTS, SOUNDS + TEXTURES See, feel, and hear by exploring color, sensory bins filled with a variety of materials, and musical instruments. This experience allows little ones to practice fine motor skills, language skills, and explore creativity.

FINGER PAINTING Make messy art-making fun by joining us every month for finger painting! Finger painting is an immersive art experience that allows children to be completely creative with their work. Better yet, caregivers don’t have to worry about cleaning up the mess!

Upcoming Scholarshare 529 Toddler Times

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Thank you to our Toddler Time Sponsor

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