Michelle Obama partnering with PBS for weekly read-along series

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, former U.S. fist lady Michelle Obama speaks during an event for Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

WASHINGTON (SBG) – Michelle Obama is teaming up with PBS for weekly read-alongs for kids to enjoy during the coronavirus outbreak.

The series will be called "Mondays with Michelle Obama", with the former First Lady reading four of her favorite children's book each week until May 11.

Families can tune into to the PBS Kids and Penguin Random House Facebook pages to hear the stories read live.

"As a little kid, I loved to read aloud," said Obama. "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).”

Click here for activities and resources that go hand-in-hand with each of the stories.

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