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Of course. Use Internet Sharing to do that.
Open System Preferences > Sharing, and select "Internet Sharing" in the sidebar. Then, make sure you choose "Ethernet" next to "Share your connection from", and below it, mark "Wi-Fi". Finally, mark "Internet Sharing" in the System Preferences sidebar.
On your daughter's iPad, open Settings > Wi-Fi, and choose your MacBook. Your computer must be turned on in order to access to Internet from her device