Lighthouse Books for Children
Sharing my Hobby with my Granddaughter
Lighthouses fascinate young and old alike. On a recent visit to my house my 4 year old granddaughter, Kate, became fascinated by my lighthouse collections. She loved looking at my miniature lighthouses and finding matching photos that I had taken while visiting those lighthouses.
I am a real lighthouse enthusiast who enjoys visiting and photographing lighthouses, so when my granddaughter showed an interest in my lighthouses I was delighted. We spent some time on both of her visits talking about the lighthouses decorations that I have in my house.
My granddaughters live out of town, but now when we talk on Facetime and Kate sees me, she says "you like lighthouses Grandma". It is great to be able to share this hobby with Kate and I look forward to someday bringing her to see a real lighthouse.
I wanted to send her something to help foster her interest. I searched online for toys and books about lighthouses and I found a few that I thought would interest her and her sister.
On this page I will share with you some of the items that I have found.
photo of Hilton Head lighthouse by mbgphoto
Granddaughters Reading Lighthouse Cat
I thought I would foster the interest in lighthouses by sending my granddaughters a book about lighthouses. They also enjoy cats, so I thought a book about a lighthouse cat would be perfect. Both Kate and her sister Emily love to look at books.
When they received the book in the mail, they called me and Kate talked about a pelican being in the book too! Here is a picture of the girls looking at their book.
photo by Larisa Granger
Books for Children
Good Reading for 4-8 Year Olds
This book is a cheerful children's book that talks about a lighthouse keeper who lives in a lighthouse with his cat named Mackerel. The keeper and his cat climb the lighthouse stairs together to keep the lights lit to help the boats and then they climb down the stairs to eat.
The book then tells of an approaching storm and how the lights help a fishing boat in distress.
This is great book to introduce children to the functions of a lighthouse through the story of the keeper and his cat.
A fun book for children in the 4-8 year old age group.
The Little Red Lighthouse - classic children's book
This book was written in 1942 and has been a favorite of children through the years. The "little red lighthouse" takes on a real personality that delights children. The little lighthouse feels insignificant in the shadows of the " big gray bridge" until it sees the big job that it has in guiding ships through the fog.
I am planning to get this book for my granddaughters next time I see them. It will be fun reading it with them and sharing with them the duties of the "Little Red Lighthouse".
A must read for children 4-8 years old.
A Visit to the Lighthouse
This video gives children a tour of the real Little Red Lighthouse. It would be great to show this video to the children after they read the book. I think it will help them to see that it is a real lighthouse and to see the size of the lighthouse next to the bridge.
See children visiting the Little Red Lighthouse.
Children Love to Color
Coloring books are always a favorite with children. This book will show them many different lighthouses in North America. They will see that there are many different looks to the lighthouses that guard the shores.
Great coloring for all ages.
Box Car Children - lighthouse mystery for older children
This mystery is for older children and is appropriate for grade 2-5. I read this book with my oldest granddaughter, Rachel, when she was visiting me this summer. She really enjoys the Box Car Children books.
In this book the Alden children move into a lighthouse with their grandfather. They have a mystery to solve when their dog barks at midnight each night and they try to figure out who is coming to one of the out buildings on the lighthouse grounds.
A fun mystery in a lighthouse for children ages 7 to 12.
Building Sets to Enhance the Imagination
A child's imagination is a wonderful thing. These lighthouse building sets will give them hours of playing time using their small motor skills and then hours more of imagination time as they explore the wonder of lighthouses.
This little lighthouse is only 25 pieces and suggested for children age 3 and up.
This beautiful 3D puzzle would make a great room decoration when finished. It is suggested for children aged 10-15
This Lego set is suggested for ages 8-12.
I have four granddaughters and I love sharing my interests with them. I have been teaching the older granddaughters about photography and they are really interested. Sharing my interest in lighthouses with the two younger ones is fun for me and I hope for them too!