My father eats an apple every day.
Even your father has something he doesn't understand.
My dad’s cat is adorable.
This word begins with an honorific (お) making whatever comes after it more elevated. Then there's 父, which you know means father. Lastly, we have the honorific (things you put on people's names in Japanese) さん. This is a nice way to say father. You use it when you're talking to your own dad or talking about him with friends. You can also use this when you're talking about your friends' dads.
If you need to talk about someone's father that you don't really know, or you aren't close to, you'll want to use お父様, instead. Don't worry, you'll learn that last kanji in a few lessons. Until then, it's pronounced, おとうさま. Kay?
The part you have to learn to read is the 父 portion. This uses the kun'yomi, which you didn't learn when doing the kanji.
Imagine your venerable father standing in front of you. Except, instead of being a human, he is a giant toe (とう). Imagine him talking to you, giving you high fives, whatever. Just make it as ridiculous as possible while you're saying "Yes father. Yes father. Whatever you say, father."