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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.

Reading Log

Our Reading Log has stars for every day of the week, so you or your loved one can mark off every day you read for five weeks. You can decide if the stars represent a certain number of books per day or a certain number of minutes. You can use it for reading together with a United Through Reading video recording or reading independently.

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.


Celebrating the Books of Black History Month

By Utradmin | February 6, 2023

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By Utradmin | January 13, 2023

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11 Books to Inspire Aviators

By Utradmin | August 19, 2022

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How to Stop Summer Learning Loss

By Utradmin | July 18, 2022

Summer learning loss, also known as summer setback or summer slide, is happening to kids across the country. But don’t worry – it’s not too late to take action against […]

Best Books about Kissing!

By utr.content.editor | July 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 […]