Once upon a time there was a nine-year-old girl named Scarlett McAndrew — and suddenly, she had an idea.

Every day, Scarlett chooses a special story and reads it online via Facebook to little children (and older ones, too). She asks a question at the end of each story and she hopes it will help each child to take a few minutes to think about something positive in their life.

Scarlett’s mom, Meredith Dixon, says she that she could not be more proud of her daughter, doing something to help others during this stressful and confusing time.

So far, the group has 73 members and the number is growing every day.

“Many parents have been sending me pictures of their children listening to the story as a part of their “at-home” curriculum during this time when children and parents are part of this never-before experience of home-schooling, imposed as part of school closures announced by provincial governments about two weeks ago,” said Dixon.

Everyone is invited to join the public group. Story time takes place daily. Live readings seem to take place at 11 a.m. But kids can listen in on the readings afterwards. All of the stories are posted in the Facebook group’s news feed. You can find and join the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1074189979630148/