Story Time STEM Resources
If you’d like to apply the Story Time STEM approach and concepts to other read alouds, we’ve compiled an extensive booklist to help you find just the right read!
We’ve used numerous references throughout this project. If you’d like to look more deeply into the concepts, studies, and practices that inform the work we do within Story Time STEM, please review this list of references.
Tools to Facilitate Shared Reading
Read aloud experiences are a great time to engage with learners. To help you engage fully during a read aloud, we’ve created a printable bookmark that lists sample questions you can ask a child during or after the experience. We call this approach “questions as refrain”. Print one of the bookmarks, use it during your reading, and maybe even color it with your audience!
You can learn more about the “questions as refrain” approach on the Reading Aloud page of the project.
Early Math Development Milestones
Reach Out and Read, a national nonprofit that champions the positive effects of reading daily and engaging in other language-rich activities with young children, has created an early math milestones chart to help you pinpoint concepts appropriate for your young mathematician. The Reach out and Read website offers many other resources to help families support math and literacy.
You can learn more about math skills and content standards on our Math Skills page.