Share
IJR

Michelle Obama to Give Families a 'Much-Needed Break' as She Will Host a Story Time for Kids

Share

Children will soon be able to tune into a story time led by former First Lady Michelle Obama.

The former first lady is partnering with PBS Kids and Penguin Random House to begin “Mondays with Michelle Obama” in April.

Every Monday, Michelle Obama will hold a weekly read-along series where she will read four of her favorite children’s books, including “The Gruffalo” by Julia Donaldson, as PBS Kids announced. The story time will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

“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,” Michelle Obama wrote on Twitter, along with the announcement.

She noted this will give families “a much-needed break.” She wrote in a statement:

Trending:
Op-Ed: If You Can Vote, You Can Advance the Kingdom of God

“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).”

This comes at a time that the coronavirus outbreak has caused several schools across the country to close for the remainder of the school year.

According to reports, Michelle Obama may toss her support behind Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden.

“This week was President Obama’s moment to enter the campaign. Of course Mrs. Obama supports Joe Biden and we will keep you posted on her plans,” an Obama aide told The Hill.

A Biden aide said:

“We know what pretty much everyone in America does: Michelle Obama is probably the most beloved member of the Democratic party and her support is a big deal. Any future announcement would reflect the incredible impact her voice has.”

Michelle Obama’s husband and former President Barack Obama endorsed Biden on April 14.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction



We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Tags:
,
Share
Comment Down Below

Conversation