Michelle Obama Will Drop In To Read To Your Kids Every Monday
PBS Kids featuring Michelle Obama on ‘Mondays with Michelle’
Former First Lady Michelle Obama wants to be that extra little bit of help all parents of young children need during the coronavirus lockdown.
It’s not like you can have a trusted aunt or grandmother come over your house.
But Obama will stop in via PBS social media pages to read to your kids once a week.
It’s called, “Mondays with Michelle Obama.”
Each Monday through May 11th, she will pop up on the screen of your choice to read your kids a favorite picture book.
Mondays at noon
Each reading will be live-streamed simultaneously on PBS Kids’ Facebook page and YouTube channel, and on Penguin Random House’s Facebook page.
No problem if you and your kids missed the first one or any of the others. The videos will remain available for on-demand viewing on each platform afterward.
“The Gruffalo” by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler was the first book.
The other upcoming books include, “There’s a Dragon in Your Book” (April 27), written by Tom Fletcher and illustrated by Greg Abbott; “Miss Maple’s Seeds” (May 4), story and pictures by Eliza Wheeler; and Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”
Mrs. Obama released a statement saying, “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.”
She also said,“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).”
And to that, stressed out parents everywhere say, “Thank you!”
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