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If you have a young daughter, the odds are that you are immersed in the world of American Girl. The dolls, the outfits, the accessories…it can all get a bit overwhelming at times (and expensive!). Still, you have to hand it to them for providing our girls with positive messages, helpful information, and a dose of history now and then.
American Girl Book Clubs
For many of us, having a daughter who loves AG dolls also means reading along as the characters’ stories unfold. Whether we are riding horses with Felicity, watching a “moving picture” with Rebecca, turning and leaping on the balance beam with McKenna, or exploring old-time New Orleans with Marie Grace, the dolls’ stories have ultimately captivated our daughters’ attention, and most likely, ours as well.
Encouraging our daughters to read and delight in the stories is undoubtedly an accomplishment of American Girl, and now some local libraries are joining in on the fun. Starting this month, two local libraries start an American Girl book club where girls from ages 6-12 can take part in a storytime, crafts, and activities about an American Girl character. Girls are sure to enjoy their time learning about one of the characters while sharing their mutual love for all things American Girl. They even get to bring their doll along for fun!
Check your local library to see if they are hosting a book club in your area.
Does the thought of an American Girl Book club sound good to you, but there isn’t one in your area? Check out these fun ideas, use this book as a guide to get started. These ideas can help you create an American Girl Book Club of your own and spend time reading, learning, and having fun with your child!
Have you done an American Girl Book Club?
By: Heather Williams
Heather is a busy mom of three who loves exploring Lake County with her kids. When she, her husband, and kids are not embarking on new adventures, you will most likely find her cooking and posting some great family-friendly recipes at Girl and Her Kitchen.
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