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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.
Reading with your child holds a profound power that transcends the pages of a book. Beyond developing crucial literacy skills, reading together with your child can be a potent catalyst […]
The advantages of shared reading experiences with your child are profound and lasting. Some key benefits include language development, cognitive development, increased empathy and understanding, a lifelong love for reading, […]
When Major Liz Buss deployed in 2022, she was looking for a way to stay in touch with her three kids at home that worked with the family’s busy schedule […]
Reading aloud to children is one of the best things you can do for their development. Not only is it fun, but it is also a bonding experience that can […]
Halloween is a bewitching time of year, filled with costumes, candy, and creativity. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to foster a love for literacy in children of all ages. Whether […]
Hispanic Heritage Month, observed from September 15th to October 15th each year, is a time to celebrate the rich cultural contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to our society. This […]