There has been a lot of excitement around here recently in anticipation of the movie, "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" finally coming to theaters. Last week Kate and some of her friends finally got to go see the Kit movie and they brought their dolls along. The girls had a great time munching popcorn and watching the show together. :-)
We have read some of the American Girl books and we have listened to some of the stories on tape. We studied the American Revolution in history this year and the Felicity books were fun to listen to then. When we listened to the Addy stories, it led to some deeper conversations about slavery. Grant read those books before we listened to the tapes and he said, "Mom, those books are hard--not hard to read, but hard on your heart." And they were hard. But it was also a good way to begin talking about some of those difficult things. We had not read any of the Kit stories, but we will discuss the Great Depression next year in our history studies, so maybe we will read them, or listen to the tapes, then.