Lighthouse Keeper Lottie
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.
The role of lighthouses
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 wholesome doll alternative for children aged 3-9; she is 7.5 inches (18cm) tall, so is very portable and easy for little hands to carry around.
- The key point of difference is that Lottie 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.
- Lottie’s clothing is composed of tactile fabrics with lots of attention to detail, easy to dress and undress, with velcro fastenings.
- Her hair is lovely and soft; it doesn’t tangle and knot like other doll hair.
- Lottie has bendable knees with ball socket hips and arms; her head can move side to side and she can do the splits front to back and side to side.
- Lottie is presented in a giftable, illustrated and collectible ‘doll box bag’, with minimal plastic packaging.
- Launched in August 2012, she has won 12 international awards, including 3 Oppenheim Portfolio Platinum Awards.
- Recommended Age: 3 Years +