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.
In our last Daddy-Daughter Storytime video post, I talked about the importance of word knowledge, or vocabulary. For today’s video, my daughter and I read a book that celebrates words and the power of words, and it is one of my all-time favorite books (not just favorite picture books). It is beautiful, kind, compassionate, poetic, empathetic and moving. It is The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds, read with permission of Scholastic.
Everything Peter Reynolds does is moving, beautiful and bursting with positivity. I recommend all of his works highly! Many of his books are available as eBooks in Overdrive/Libby and in eBook, digital audiobook, and movie formats from Hoopla.
In addition, he’s reading books and discussing life and other things online every day, while sharing his bountiful positivity. Please do check out his live videos!
To take part in your own word collecting, here’s some awesome activities you can do at home:
Another Daddy-Daughter Storytime will be live at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday!