Daddy-Daughter Storytime

By Josh Carlson, Manager of Youth Services.

You’ll frequently read about my daughter in my blog posts and newsletter, so in the spirit of #WFH, I decided to start making videos with her. Throughout, we will engage with the text and each other, in a process known as Dialogic Reading, which is a super-fancy way of saying we have a conversation about the book we are reading as we read it. Dialogic Reading is an important and effective way of increasing your child’s pre-reading skills and early literacy. And, it’s fun. While you read, don’t just read to your child. Ask them questions. Discuss pictures. Have them guess what happens next. Don’t just read, engage.

Our first Daddy-Daughter Storytime video features the book, Ginny Goblin Cannot Have a Monster for a Pet by David Goodner and illustrated by Louis Thomas, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The book is one of my daughter’s current favorites.

I hope you enjoy watching the video as much as we had making it!


The title for our second Daddy-Daughter Storytime is The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark. The book is written by Ken Geist and illustrated by Julia Gorton. We read the book with permission of the publisher, Scholastic. The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark is a subaquatic retelling of The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf with fun, colorful artwork. I had a lot of fun making this video with my daughter, especially when she tells about being a baby playing in the sand and when she takes on the shark’s voice part of the story.


Look for more videos on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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