Lighthouse Keeper Lottie Doll
It is Open Day at Harry Point Lighthouse and Lottie is excited to explore the lighthouse and find out how it saves ships and lives. A tall tower with a light at the top, lighthouses warn ships of dangerous areas and help sailors find out where they are, especially at night. Lottie learns about the job of the lighthouse keeper; the brave men and women whose task it was to look after the light and make sure it could be seen clearly at all times.
Lottie wears a nautical blazer, a beret with red bow trim, a blue and white striped Breton top with removable anchor design patch, a blue corduroy skirt, tights, navy Mary Jane shoes, an anchor-themed white corduroy bag and a red, spotty scarf.
Lighthouse Keeper Lottie is inspired by girls and women associated with lighthouses throughout history, whose brave and daring exploits went against all expectations ; we recall the likes of Grace Darling in the UK, Ida Lewis and Fannie Salter in the USA, Grace Bussell in Australia and Roberta Boyd in Canada.
The role of lighthouses is a history unit taught at Key Stage 1 in the UK and Common Core Standards in the USA.
Lottie is a wholesome doll alternative for children aged 3-9. She has a ‘childlike’ body – she doesn’t wear makeup, jewellery or high heels and she can stand on her own two feet (always a useful life skill for all girls, big and small). She’s all about letting girls be girls, doing all the activities a child would do, not growing up too quickly, and presenting a healthy view on body image