SCOOBY WHAT? You should cane her. Not as in eeeeoyaa, smack! But as in a graphite cane pole and small float- Kids love those.
My son doesn't catch anything on those either! Loves to cast them, but it causes all sorts of troubles- rod is too short.
For $3 - $5 you can get a 12 foot cane pole. If you want to spend a little to get a slightly better one- get a telescopic fiberglass pole (wonderpole) or the like.. get a TINY float and some 3 - 4 lb. line (less likely to break) but 2 lb. is better- and some #12 hooks. Also get a "disgorger" or hook remover- this will save lots of fish! A disgorger looks like pencil, slides down the line to the hook and bumps it out of fish's throat. Secret is to keep some tension on the line as you slide down- that stands the hook up.
Henry's in Chicago has all of this- they will help you out/get you bait as well as any local bait dealer...
She will catch 100x the number of fish using this... There is a tiny Park at lake Arlington and a beach- so when she tires of fishing- treat her to some park time. They have a concession there were you can get popcorn/juice too (make sure it is open before you promise it!
Prevents disappointed youngn's...