Lighthouses! Little ones, once they find out what a light is (or was) seem to love them. Lighthouses are a seemingly romantic reminder the heroics and self-sacrifice of figures from the distant past.
But there are a lot of lessons for today's children in the stories of lighthouses. (Adults, too, I think!) Lessons about things like dedication, safe harbors, beacons of hope...
Stories about lighthouses are a good medium through which those lessons can be learned. One such story, and a very special one for children, is the one about The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge.
Just why is this particular story for children so special? There are a couple of reasons. But, one is that this particular tower was once slated for demolition. But it was saved – in large part because of the efforts of the children who loved it.