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Reading Machine

Early Literacy and STEAM Activities at Daycares and Preschools

Reading Machine vehicles visit licensed home daycares and preschools to engage children with literacy and STEAM activities through storytime.

Reading Machine Librarians also provide early literacy partners with tools and resources to enhance the interactions during their own storytime and STEAM explorations.

Daycares and preschools are encouraged to develop a schedule of regular Reading Machine visits throughout the year and provide high interest storytimes for the children in their care. These visits include modeling, tools, resources, books and manipulatives for future use.

reading machine - photo by Monica Almeida
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Visiting Daycares and Preschools in the Following Cities

  • Baldwin Park
  • Bellflower
  • Compton
  • East Los Angeles
  • El Monte
  • Florence
  • Huntington Park
  • Lancaster
  • Lynwood
  • Montebello
  • South Gate
  • Woodcrest
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What You Get

  • Advice on how to explore the CA Preschool Foundations and Frameworks for Math and Science through literacy based storytimes that feature content specific subjects to heighten a child’s knowledge of basic STEAM concepts
  • Tips on how to actively participate in storytime visits to strengthen skills and confidence
  • Free library resources to support your work with children
  • Activities to extend children’s exploration with developmentally appropriate Early Literacy and STEAM activities