Theirs is a world of mystery, a place apart. where children dress like miniature adults and learn to speak Pennsylvania Dutch before English.
Amish children are entrusted with fieldwork and kitchen duty before they leave elementary school, where they nearly always share three meals a day with their parents and sibilings.
They grow up without television, computers, or telephones. But they know their grandparents intimately; the boys can harness a horse and take their part in the twice-daily milking operations; the girls can quilt, bake bread from scratch and look after their pre-schooler sisters and brothers.
Find out what it’s like to be an Amish child!