Michelle Obama Is Hosting Weekly Story-Time For Kids During The Pandemic

Michelle Obama is hosting a weekly story-time for kids during the pandemic. For all the exhausted families attempting to keep their children cherished throughout the coronavirus epidemic, here’s some great release: Michelle Obama is hosting story-time.

The former first lady stated that she is teaming up with PBS children and Penguin Random House to host a weekly read-aloud series.During four weeks beginning on April 20, Michel Obama will read from one of her beloved kid’s books in an episode called “Mondays with Michelle Obama.” 

Programs On The List

First up on the program list is “The Gruffalo,” written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

People can join the live stream on PBS Kids’ Facebook page and YouTube channel, or the Penguin Random House Facebook page.

I’m excited to share some of my beloved kids’ books. And allow kids to exercise their reading (while providing families a much-needed rest!).


Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) April 17, 2020 —

Join me, @PBSKIDS, and @penguinrandom for read-alongs on Mondays at 12pm ET on @PBSKIDS Facebook and YouTube! https://t.co/839isAWKSt

“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,” Michelle Obama told in a statement.

“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)”

Here’s the complete catalog for the series, with every episode, starting at 12 p.m. ET:

  • April 20: “The Gruffalo” by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler
  • April 27: “There’s a Dragon in Your Book” by Tom Fletcher, illustrated by Greg Abbott
  • May 4: “Miss Maple’s Seeds” by Eliza Wheeler
  • May 11: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle