What child doesn’t love Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books? Now they can see firsthand what it might have been like to live in Laura’s time!
The World of Little House by Carolyn Strom Collins and Christine Wyss Eriksson introduces the people and places of the Little House series in a fun, child-friendly format.
After a biography of Laura, each chapter begins with an introduction to a little house that she lived in and a description of her daily life there. Then comes an explanation of the historical objects and events that shaped her experience, such as covered wagons or railroad construction.
Next are activities that children can try out:
- Stitching nine-patch quilt squares.
- Making homemade butter.
- Pulling molasses candy
- Creating thimble pictures.
- Making an autograph book.
- Replicating Mary’s beaded bracelet.
- And many more!
Once young readers have enjoyed imitating aspects of pioneer life, they can look at an excellent timeline to see how Laura’s life fits into the broader context of history. Wrapping things up is contact information for the various places that Laura lived, many of which have been restored and converted into museums.
A fun and informative book for young Little House fans.