Michelle Obama is trying to make life in quarantine a little easier for kids, and maybe for their parents, too. According to Variety, the former first lady will be reading popular children's picture books aloud via livestream in a limited series over the next four weeks.
In the series, titled Mondays With Michelle Obama, Obama plans to read from a different kids' book every Monday at noon EST starting April 20 and running through May 11. The project is in collaboration with Random House Children's Books, Penguin Young Readers and PBS Kids.
Each video in the series will be livestreamed on YouTube, PBS Kids' Facebook Page and Penguin Random House's Facebook page. The videos will remain available after the livestreams as well.
"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.
She continued by saying that she hoped the reading specials would provide stress relief for many families struggling with quarantine.
"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)," she continued.