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The benefits of tracking reading are a sense of accomplishment, accountability, and a way for every family member to incorporate reading into their day. Reading together is more than just tallies and stars. It’s about immersive worlds, igniting imaginations, and making memories. United Through Reading’s reading trackers are guides, inviting families to lose themselves in new worlds, share laughter, and discover the magic of stories together. For 2024, we have launched three FREE printable reading trackers for different age groups to ignite your family’s love of reading and encourage reading as a daily habit.
Listen to our Ready for Reading Podcast, hosted by military spouse, mom, and United Through Reading staff member Josie Beets, to learn why military families should establish reading routines with their children and how to make reading fun for the whole family.
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Reading aloud daily with children yields lifelong benefits, which include promoting language development and literacy skills, improving emotional well-being and connections, and providing tools for resilience. With our literacy guides, you'll get actionable tips to help your child connect with reading
Reading to your child is special family bonding time. It shows them that reading is meaningful and fun. Reading aloud is also the most important thing you can do to prepare children for success in school and beyond. We gathered twelve of our favorite tips to make reading aloud easier and more fun for both you and your child, whether it be in-person or on-video.
Reading aloud and doing activities with your children allows you to promote their reading and creative skills while having fun at the same time. This calendar includes 15 books and links to complementary activities to complete together as a family. All books and activities are for pre-readers, beginning readers, and older readers.
The importance of literacy as a building block for educational development has become even more apparent through these challenges. While we consider how our nation can mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on learning environments, the military community should make military family literacy a priority to strengthen these foundational skills in military children and protect their future educational development.
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At United Through Reading, we understand the profound power of stories. They transport us to different worlds and offer unique windows into the human experience. But perhaps their most transformative […]
For 34 years, United Through Reading has championed literacy and connection in military families. For 2024, we have launched three FREE printable reading trackers to ignite your family’s love of […]
The month of December and the ensuing holiday season can pose unique challenges for children of military service members, particularly those experiencing the absence of a parent due to deployment. […]
Reading plays a crucial role in a child’s academic success. As the midway point of the school year arrives, parents have a prime opportunity to assess their child’s reading proficiency […]