October 06, 2016 12:02 PM

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Between supporting mom Hillary Clinton‘s presidential campaign and parenting her own children, Chelsea Clinton is a busy woman these days.

But the former First Daughter makes sure to prioritize ensuring that her children are being exposed to the world around them in a way they can gradually come to understand.

“I read the [newspaper] headlines to [2-year-old daughter Charlotte] and to her little brother Aidan, who’s 3½ months,” Clinton, 36, told Seth Meyers on Wednesday night’s episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers.

She explained, “The first thing I remember learning how to read is the newspaper.”

“We would talk about what I was reading over breakfast or over dinner, and so I hope to have that same tradition with my children,” said Clinton, who is married to investment banker Marc Mezvinsky.

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Clinton knows, however, that her kids are a little young to grasp to depth of the news stories she’s sharing with them right now.

“I realize they don’t quite understand what I’m talking about,” the proud mom said, “but hopefully it’ll just be part of their lives so that when they do understand, they will have opinions. I’m just so excited to learn what they’re going to be most curious about, interested in and angry about.”

Meyers asked his guest whether she screens what she reads to Charlotte and Aidan, considering their grandmother is in the news a lot lately.

“I don’t read the things that I don’t think children should be hearing,” Clinton said. “Of any age.”

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Joked Meyers in response, “With the newspaper, you’re probably like, ‘Page 1, 2, 19, 20 … there we go, 25.’ “

“There is definitely selective reading,” Clinton agreed.

Jen Juneau

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