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 title, read with permission of Chronicle Books, is the second in the Fox & Chick series written and illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier, The Quiet Boat Ride. Fox & Chick are kind of like a modern Frog and Toad, with quirky humor and plenty of heart. As a “comic book” styled easy reader, these are great for beginning readers – short stories, quick text, and engaging images. My daughter especially enjoys how funny these stories are and looking at the art. Fox & Chick live in a colorful world of strange plants and bizarre landforms, and as my daughter mentions in the video, their houses and room arrangements are odd as well.
If you like Ruzzier’s unusual art and the peculiar nature of this story, check out our earlier Daddy-Daughter Storytime video which featured his artwork: And the Robot Went…
A new Daddy-Daughter Storytime will be available on Thursday morning, until then, check out all of our videos!