Texas First Lady hosting virtual story time for kids

Cecilia Abbott
Posted at 3:21 PM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-12 16:56:26-04

With the threat of COVID-19 forcing people indoors, people are finding more creative ways to connect online.

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott announced that she will be hosting a virtual story time for children starting Tuesday.

“I am thrilled to launch the Stars of Texas Storytime program, which will give families across the state an opportunity to hear children’s stories read by influential Texans," said Abbott.

The program begins April 14 alongside Peaches and Pancake, the First Dogs of Texas. The first two stories will be Night-Night Texas by Katherine Sully, followed by Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault.

“As Texas families stay at home because of COVID-19, it is important that we find ways to connect as a community while maintaining social distancing,” said the first lady. "As the Lone Star State continues to respond to COVID-19, this program will provide both entertainment and education for Texas children, as well as a helping hand for Texas parents.”

You and your kids can watch the virtual story time for free, live on Gov. Greg Abbotts Facebook page.