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Mister Boots Stories for Change: Revolutionizing Early Literacy in Southeast Michigan

We at The Nap Time Show are SO excited to announce our early literacy initiative, 'Mister Boots Stories for Change,' a campaign under the distinguished 'Books for Bright Futures' campaign!

What is Books for Bright Futures?

Books for Bright Futures is an incredible initiative inspired by the vision of Book Dash that “Every child should own a hundred books by the age of five.” With this mission in mind, we are dedicated to providing beautiful and relevant children’s books that families can select, print, and distribute to young children in our community.

a young African American boy holds a book and lays with a bunch of other books

We're excited to announce that we will be giving away 1,000 FREE books to children in our community!

Why Early Literacy Matters

Did you know that children who are read to at home have a significant educational advantage?

According to a study by the National Institute for Literacy, "Children who are read to frequently are more likely to recognize all letters of the alphabet, count to 20 or higher, write their own names, and read or pretend to read."

Early literacy is crucial for a child's development, boosting their cognitive skills and fostering a lifelong love of learning.

Mister Boots Stories for Change written with clay

Who is Mister Boots?

Meet Mister Boots! He’s one of the beloved characters on The Nap Time Show and stars in his own mini-series called "Bedtime Stories with Mister Boots." Mister Boots loves reading and truly values literacy. He’s here to inspire our young viewers to pick up a book and dive into the wonderful world of stories!

Our Amazing Partners

We couldn't do this alone! We are so grateful for the support from our partners:

  • Book Dash: Providing beautiful and relevant children’s books.

  • The LEGO Foundation: Supporting early childhood development through play.

  • ChangeX: Helping us bring this initiative to life.

  • Pour Forward Nonprofit: Assisting with community outreach and distribution.

Want to Join Us?

Keep your eyes peeled for our pop-ups and events around the metropolitan Detroit area!

At these events, you can pick up a free book for your child or organization. It's a great way to get involved and make sure every child has access to the joy of reading.

Looking to Volunteer and help us with this campaign? Sign up to join the team:

Want to Support This Important Initiative?

We need your help to make this campaign a huge success! Your donation will not only support an impactful cause but is also tax deductible! You will receive a tax-deductible receipt after donating.

Support with a Limited Edition T-Shirt

You can also support by purchasing a Mister Boots Stories for Change T-Shirt! 100% of proceeds from t-shirt sales will go towards our Early Literacy initiative.

What Will My Donation Help?

With your support, we'll be able to:

  • Support over 1,000 children across the area, and their families

  • Provide additional resources to communities in need (school supplies, safe play opportunities, etc.)- Encourage early literacy and help bridge the achievement gap

  • Give away free food to the community in addition to books for families in need

  • Fuel our vehicles to drive across the area; from neighborhood to neighborhood

  • Support the passionate team members making this initiative happen!

Why Reading is a Valuable Life Skill

Reading is more than just a fun activity. It’s a vital skill that helps children:

  • Develop language and comprehension skills.

  • Expand their imagination and creativity.

  • Improve focus and concentration.

  • Build empathy by understanding different perspectives.

By fostering a love of reading early on, we’re setting children up for success in school and beyond.

Thank you for being part of The Nap Time Show community and supporting our Books for Bright Futures initiative. Together, we can make a difference and help every child in our community discover the magic of reading. Let's turn the page to a brighter future! 

The 'Bedtime Stories with Mister Boots logo," brown hands hold a book with a tree of life growing out of it


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