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A woman in uniform is seated in front of an open laptop. Her child is standing next to her. There are school supplies, a book and a glass of orange juice nearby.

12 Literacy Resources for Military Families

Aug 21, 2023

Because of the unique challenges their lifestyle brings, their school-age children’s educational and literacy development is often a top priority for military families. Fortunately, several organizations and resources are dedicated […]

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"Celebrating the Books of Independence Day" Illustrations of a soldier saluting, military jets, the American Flag. The united Through Reading logo.

Celebrating the Books of Independence Day

Jul 3, 2023

Since 1776, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, concerts, and parades, to more informal family gatherings and cookouts. Whether you […]

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A young child sits under a tree. They are wearing shorts and a Tshirt. Their shoes are nearby. They are reading a book.

Summer Slide Resources for Parents

Jun 15, 2023

Summer Slide is an academic term that has been around since the 1980s. It describes the learning loss that can happen to students while they’re out of school over the […]

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National Volunteer Week 2023 Volunteer Spotlight with Cori Trumbull. Mission Read, Mission Re-Connect, Mission Ready and Mission Reach.

Volunteer Week Spotlight: Cori Trumbull

Apr 19, 2023

Volunteers are a big part of the United Through Reading family. With two Mobile Story Stations, and recording locations worldwide, we need active volunteers to help keep our program running […]

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Best Books about Kissing!

Jul 6, 2022

Military families that use United Through Reading (UTR) experience reduced stress and anxiety, strengthened positive parenting, building early literacy and language skills, and improved health and wellness. Reading together also […]

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Top 5 Books to Read Aloud this 4th of July

Jul 3, 2022

​​Fourth of July is an extra special time for military families. We come together to celebrate our independence, patriotism, and service to our country. We pay tribute to the men […]

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Storytime of a Lifetime

Jun 28, 2022

There is only one way to explain Army Staff Sgt. Sharon Rogers’ Mother’s Day this year – an opportunity of a lifetime. Why? She read Night Catch alongside Dr. Jill […]

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