Let's go "Beyond the Book" with The Keeping Quilt.
The Keeping Quilt is the story of a family's heirloom quilt handed down from mother to child. Rather than becoming old and obsolete, the quilt is used for different purposes by each generation.
If you have a family heirloom, discuss with your child how it was used, to whom it belonged, why it is important to you now, and why it should continue to be meaningful to your child.
And, just as something tangible can be handed down, it should be explained that parents and grandparents also leave legacies of character traits for their children, even more valuable than personal objects.
In my family, it was well known that each day Grandma Eve spent long hours on streetcars bringing her home cooked foods to Jewish hospital patients so they would have kosher food to eat. As children, we were always told that Grandma Eve's level of caring was part of our inheritance.
Strong generational values symbolized in The Keeping Quilt will never be obsolete so long as we share them with our children.