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Reading Trackers

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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.

Ready for Reading Podcast

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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.

Literacy Guides For All Ages

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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

12 Read Aloud Tips

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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.

Read Aloud Activity Calendar

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.

Reading & Resiliency White Paper

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.


Summer Olympics Reading Challenge

By Utradmin | July 2, 2024
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Get ready to go for gold with our Olympic-themed Summer Reading Challenge! Just like athletes train for their events, young readers can exercise their minds and imagination through eight exciting […]

10 Tips to Maintaining a Summer Reading Routine

By Utradmin | June 24, 2024
Two young girls are outside in a field. They are laying on a blanket, looking at the same book.

Summer break promises fun, relaxation, and adventure but can also disrupt the reading habits cultivated during the school year. Maintaining a consistent reading routine can be challenging as families navigate […]

Overcoming the Decline by 9: Tips to Keep Children Reading for Fun

By Utradmin | May 29, 2024
A young girl is seated on a couch. Her legs are criss crossed. She is reading from a tablet.

Reading for pleasure is a fundamental activity that nurtures imagination, cognitive skills, and academic success. However, research has shown that many children experience a significant drop in their enthusiasm for […]

Graduation Books: Eight Titles to Celebrate the Next Chapter

By Utradmin | May 22, 2024
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Graduation is a transition period – a time to celebrate past accomplishments and set new goals. There are several educational transitions – from kindergarten to high school and beyond. This […]

United Through Reading Announces Carter’s Charitable Foundation, Inc. as the Mission Reconnect sponsor of its Operation Storytime Campaign

By Utradmin | May 9, 2024
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May 9, 2024, San Diego, CA – United Through Reading is honored to announce that Carter’s Charitable Foundation, Inc. will serve as the Mission Reconnect sponsor for their Operation Storytime […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Jim Whitman

By Utradmin | April 23, 2024
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Jim Whitman has been a United Through Reading volunteer for more than three years. Never one to shy away from a volunteer opportunity, Jim can be found sharing UTR program […]