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.
Today’s Daddy-Daughter Storytime book is And the Robot Went… by Michelle Robinson, illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier and read with permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. And the Robot Went… is a fun, quirky, and noisy read-aloud filled with repetition. Repetition is important to your child’s learning and early literacy development. Why is repetition important? Why is repetition important? Why is repetition important?
I hope you enjoyed this Daddy-Daughter Storytime video. Look for another one on Thursday!