#entertainingathome: Michelle Obama will be doing live storytime for kids and here's how to tune in 10 months ago

#entertainingathome: Michelle Obama will be doing live storytime for kids and here's how to tune in

Desperately trying to plan out some indoor activities to keep your little ones entertained for the next few weeks?

We got another one to add to the timetable: Storytime with Michelle Obama.

That's right. According to CNN, she announced that she is teaming up with PBS Kids and Penguin Random House to host a weekly read-aloud series.

For four weeks starting on Monday, April 20, the former first lady the  will read from one of her favourite children's books in an event called "Mondays with Michelle Obama." First up on the list is "The Gruffalo," written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
If you are interested in your kids getting in on the action, families can tune in to the live stream on PBS Kids' Facebook page and YouTube channel, or the Penguin Random House Facebook page.

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"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," Obama said 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 full schedule for the series, with each event beginning 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