Throughout our homeschool years my mother always instilled in us a love of classic literature and history. I remember many cozy evenings when we would all gather together and mom would read aloud. The stories made history come alive, and to this day I love reading historical fiction.
When I was twelve I read “Little Women” for the first time. I was completely enthralled and could not put the book down. Not only was “Little Women” an enjoyable story it was a story of real life challenges- as relevant today as when first written. I guess that is something I really appreciate about classic literature. Authors seemed to be able to weave character building qualities into each of their wonderful stories.
Looking back I can see just how important it is to introduce children to classics. As youngsters are not always able to read a classic book on their own, a great introduction is to read a book aloud together as a family; and for the little girl in your family perhaps a doll outfit would help make that story come alive.
My mother, sisters and I have had fun finding vintage books and sewing a new line of doll clothes inspired by classic books. Please be sure to check them out here.