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.
Today’s Daddy-Daughter Storytime title is Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure written by Eva Chen, illustrated by Derek Desierto, and read with permission of Macmillan. This book, and the first book in the series, Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes, are both available as ebooks from the Library in Overdrive/Libby.
As I have mentioned before, we like to read books with my daughter that feature strong, positive messages for young girls. The Juno Valentine books do a fantastic job of introducing readers to famous, world-changing women through a fun and magical story.
To learn more about some of the women featured in this book, as well as a lot of other important women from history, check out these books available on Overdrive/Libby or Hoopla:
- Women Who Made History: Activists and Leaders by Julia Adams (Hoopla)
- Women Who Made History: Adventurers and Athletes by Julia Adams (Hoopla)
- Women Who Made History: Inventors and Scientists by Julia Adams (Hoopla)
- Women Who Made History: Writers and Artists by Julia Adams (Hoopla)
- HerStory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World by Katherine Halligan (Overdrive/Libby; Hoopla)
- Women in Art by Rachel Ignotofsky (Overdrive/Libby)
- Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky (Overdrive/Libby; Hoopla)
- Women in Sports by Rachel Ignotofsky (Overdrive/Libby; Hoopla)
- Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz (Overdrive/Libby)
- Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave and Brilliant Young Women by Kate Schatz (Overdrive/Libby)
- Rad Women Worldwide by Kate Schatz (Overdrive/Libby)
- Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers and Rebels by Linda Skeers (Hoopla)
Finally, here are some fun coloring pages featuring famous women that you can print and color at home.
Another Daddy-Daughter Storytime will be live at 10:00 a.m. next Tuesday!