First The Photo: Do you recognize where this lighthouse is from? Hint number one: It is located in the state that has the most lighthouses in the country. Hint number two: It is not on an ocean shore. Have you figured it out?
Second The Questions: Do you have a person that serves as a guiding light in your life? Someone who guides you in your decisions? Talk to an adult and learn about the mentors in their life. Most people have learned from someone else along the way. Mentors can be very important people who support and encourage us along life’s path.
Third Next Steps: Our third Explore Galore Kids Book: The Guiding Light of Others available here, is a wonderful, in-depth exploration of the mentors in our lives. It helps children of all ages begin to talk about the people in their lives who love and support them. This book is a moving journey for parents to take with their children as they begin to explore how mentors can serve as guiding lights throughout our entire life.
Discuss: Look up where lighthouses are located. Talk about why they exist. They were meant to show weary travelers that land was close by, but navigate with care. What do you think people on ships were feeling when they finally saw the light of land? What do you think life was like living for many weeks and months in the close quarters of a ship? Can you imagine the important role that lighthouses served back in the day of ocean travel? What do you think it was like to live in a lighthouse? How was there light in the tower before electricity was discovered? Don’t know the answers to these questions? Look them up? Go deeper, learn together. Find the closest lighthouse to your home and plan a road trip.