Dolly Parton Launches Her Latest Plan To Help Kids To Cope With The Pandemic
Apr 27th, 2020
Dolly Parton is one of the most loved personalities in the music industry. And if you think it is impossible for you to love her more, then you should see what she’s doing right now to help in her own way through the pandemic crisis.
Aside from being a successful singer, Dolly Parton is also a literacy advocate and the author of many children’s books. She loves reading so much that she launched her “Goodnight with Dolly.”
This is a weekly video series where she will read different children’s books on behalf of the Imagination Library – Dolly Parton’s book-gifting program. This program launched on April 2. This will be a 10-week series intended to bring comfort and reassurance to children in the midst of this difficult time.
As the world is struggling to find a cure for this COVID-19 pandemic, the children are the ones who are suffering the most. Keeping them indoors for longer periods is not ideal for them, but no one can do anything about it. Everyone is advised to stay indoors to comply with the home quarantine and to follow social distancing. And this is not healthy for children.
The panic that their family members are feeling and everything that they see on the news, it can also make them anxious. Their young hearts and minds are not prepared for the stress that this pandemic is bringing to their homes.
On her blog post announcement regarding the series, Dolly Parton wrote: “This is something I have been wanting to do for quite a while, but the timing never felt quite right. I think it is pretty clear that now is the time to share a story and to share some love. It is an honor for me to share the incredible talent of these authors and illustrators.
They make us smile, they make us laugh and they make us think. ”
Some of the titles that will be included in this series are as follows:
“The Little Engine That Could” by Watty Piper
“There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake” by Loren Long
“Llama Llama Red Pajama” by Anna Dewdney
“Pass It On” by Sophy Henn
“Stand Tall Molly Mellon” by Patty Lovell
“Violet the Pilot” by Steve Breen
“Max & The Tag-Along Moon” by Floyd Cooper
“Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Pena
“I Am a Rainbow” and “Coat of Many Colors.” by Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton’s “Goodnight With Dolly” started on April 2, 7 PM Eastern time on the Imagination Library YouTube page, Imagination Library’s site, and other social media accounts.
Bedtime stories is tradition. Many parents develop the habit of reading or sharing bedtime stories with their children. This is not only a fun activity but also a relaxing one. Bedtime stories are one of the best ways to relax a child’s mind. The mood is set for a comfortable sleep while kids are cuddled up in bed after a stressful day.
If bedtime is one of the things that your kids are looking forward to every day, then you should surprise them with “Goodnight with Dolly.” You can all snuggle up in bed while listening to bedtime stories. This way, all the stress that your day has brought and all the anxiety that you hear in the news can end well with Dolly Parton’s relaxing storytime.