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Michelle Obama will read her favorite children’s picture books over the next four weeks in a free live stream for children who are at home because of the COVID-19 quarantine.

“Mondays with Michelle” will kick off on April 20 with my Forever FLOTUS reading aloud from a different classic children’s book every Monday at noon ET. The series will wrap on May 11.

The project is a collaboration with Michelle, Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, and PBS Kids.

See the “Mondays with Michelle” reading schedule below:

  • “The Gruffalo” (April 20)
  • “There’s a Dragon in Your Book” (April 27)
  • “Miss Maple’s Seeds” (May 4)
  • “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” (May 11)

The readings will be live-streamed simultaneously on PBS Kids’ Facebook page and YouTube channel, and on Penguin Random House’s Facebook page

After each reading, the videos will remain available for viewing afterward.

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In a statement, Michelle Obama shared her love for reading aloud:

As a little kid, I loved to read aloud and when I became a parent, I found such joy in sharing the magic of storytelling with my own children — and then later, as First Lady, with kids everywhere.

At this time when so many families are under so much stress, I’m excited to give kids a chance to practice their reading and hear some wonderful stories (and to give parents and caretakers a much-needed break).

I absolutely love this! My little one and I will be tuned in for the readings!

Source: Variety