Family of 7 Stays Connected with Reading

Aug 25, 2021

With five children, the McNeil family is a busy bunch, especially when dad, Staff Sergeant Chris McNeil, deploys with the Marines. During deployments, mom, Samantha, is left to solo parent Maura, 9, Audrey, 7, Fionn, 5, Liam, 4, and Isla, 18 months. Throughout his current and last deployment Samantha and the family found comfort using […]

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Finding New Ways to Use UTR

Jul 30, 2021

The Cheesemans have four children: Riley, 12; Mackenzie, 9; Jaxton, 7; and Corbin, 3. Kelly says of her kids, “they love to read, but they’re not really strong with it.” They started using the UTR app as a way to help build confidence and ability as readers. Initially, Kelly made videos and her kids would follow along […]

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United Through Reading Launches Literacy Advisory Council at annual Tribute to Military Families

Jul 22, 2021

Media contact: jessicahall@utr.org Washington, D.C. — United Through Reading (UTR) announced the formation of a new Literacy Advisory Council tonight at their Tribute to Military Families in Washington, D.C. The new council will support United Through Reading’s mission and Board of Trustees by providing guidance and recommendations on trends in literacy, resources, and partnership opportunities. […]

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“Too Good to Be True”

May 26, 2021

When Hitomi McAbee first heard about United Through Reading from an MCCS Miramar event, she thought that it was too good to be true. After downloading the UTR app, receiving their first book, making a recording, and then requesting another one, the family couldn’t believe the wonderful tool they had found. For her family, the […]

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STEM the Summer Slide in 2021 with our latest books

May 24, 2021

This summer maintain your reading routine with our STEM the Summer Slide books coming soon to your local Story Station. The “summer slide” is what happens when young minds sit idle during summer break. Statistics tell us that children who don’t read over the summer lose more than two months of reading achievement. By sixth […]

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United Through Reading App Wins EdTech Cool Tool Awards

May 20, 2021

Finalists and winners for The EdTech Awards 2021 have been announced to a worldwide audience of educators, technologists, students, parents, and policymakers interested in building a better future for learners and leaders in the education and workforce sectors. The United Through Reading App was named the winner of the Cool Tool “New product or service […]

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Storytime with a Service Member

May 14, 2021

Since January, service members, spouses, and their kids have gathered outside at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to read a story together and do a craft. Storytime with a Service Member was started by Tonya Wood, United Through Reading’s National Guard and Reserves Program Manager, to encourage families to get outside, enjoy a good book, and meet […]

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Early Literacy Language Development Resources

Apr 21, 2021

During our April 21 webinar focused on Advancing Literacy Skills in Military Children, Ms. Barbara Thompson and Dr. Lee Beers discussed the importance of literacy in all children, focusing specifically on how our military children face unique stressors. With the help of our panelists, we have compiled a list of resources to help military families […]

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Carter’s Charitable Foundation’s Commitment to Military Children

Apr 15, 2021

Carter’s Charitable Foundation is helping hundreds of military children continue to share storytime with the service members they love through their support of six United Through Reading Story Stations and attendance at MilSpouseFest. The six Story Stations are located around the world, including at Fort Benning, GA; Stuttgart, Germany; Naval Support Activity Bahrain; Joint Base […]

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United Through Reading Releases White Paper Highlighting Study that Reading with Military Children Helps Strengthen Their Literacy Skills

Mar 25, 2021

San Diego, CA, March 25, 2021 – Life for military children is filled with unique challenges yet a new study finds that the power of reading together with parents can help bolster their literacy skills and build resilience. The research is detailed in a new white paper released by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, United Through […]

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