How often do we use “security blanket” to describe afamiliar object that protects us against anxiety?For a child, the sense of security a blanket provides is very real....
Kids thrive on routines, from story time to playtime to bedtime. Regular routines give kids a sense of security and comfort, which is especially important when it’s time for bed....
Few things give children greater comfort, safety, and peace than snuggling up in bed and reading about fantastical worlds or sharing beloved bedtime stories with their ...
Helping Young Minds Flourish with PJs, Books, & Blankets
A child, nestled in comfy PJs, snuggles up under a soft, warm blanket and sinks into the reassuring tones of a parent’s voice. They’re reading one of their favorite bedtime stories together. For a few blissful moments at the end of the day, the outside world no longer exists. Tales of mythical creatures and faraway places float away into peaceful, dreamy slumber. This child’s mind and spirit will rest well tonight.
When children go to sleep at night feeling anxious and uncertain about what the next day will bring, their brains aren’t able to get the essential rest they need to learn, explore, imagine, and allow their creativity to flourish. But when they have warm blankets, new pajamas, and children’s books to read, they’re able to fall asleep feeling safe, swaddled in comfort and peace, so they can wake up in the morning excited to explore the potential magic of a brand-new day. This is what you’ll provide when you join us on our mission. Our vision is to give families valuable tools to break the cycle of childhood emotional neglect that harms both children and their parents. With deceptively simple items—free books, pajamas, and blankets—you can help us dramatically improve the quality of life for children and their parents by celebrating and supporting the parent-child bond through storytelling and accessibility to comfort in every child’s personal space.
Why the Name “Pajamas and Books”?
With all that's going on in the world and their parents’ lives, children can sometimes get lost in the chaos, which often makes them feel anxious or forgotten. When parents are unable to respond adequately to their children’s emotional needs, this is termed childhood emotional neglect, and it takes a heavy toll on children’s brain development, physical health, emotional wellbeing, and ability to learn. In order to thrive, children need spaces where they feel safe—safe to rest, play, dream, and imagine. “Pajamas” and “Books” represent the two most essential components of safe personal spaces for kids: freedom from fear and stress through rest and comfort, and freedom to explore their imaginations through learning. Our mission is to support the critical parent-child bond by focusing on the incredibly powerful impact of storytelling and providing children with the means to create their own personal spaces—peaceful retreats where they can express their personalities, exercise their minds, and explore their dreams without limitation.