As part of Jack and Jill’s Cultural Heritage programming thrust, the Bedtime Stories series was introduced to support our commitment to Early Childhood Literacy. The stories are read online in a webinar forum by African American authors for an intended audience of pre-kindergarten through third-grade children. Through this initiative we hope to engage children, promote self-esteem, support the development of their language and reading skills and simply be FUN!
The format allows for children to ask the authors questions about the stories and interact on a national level. Jack and Jill currently partners with several other organizations in presenting the stories, and we work closely with local children’s community centers to distribute the titles in an effort to promote literacy in ALL communities.