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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.


5 Tips for Cataloging, Storing, and Moving Your Book Collections

By Utradmin | April 18, 2023

Whether you are in your forever-home or relocate every few years, managing a growing book collection can have its stresses. Perhaps you feel like you don’t have any extra space […]

Introducing Book for the Military Child

By Utradmin | April 4, 2023

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child (MOMC). During the entire month over 1.6 million military children are celebrated for the challenges and unique experiences they face. […]

3 Reasons Why You Should Make Reading Part of Your Daily Household Routines

By Utradmin | March 17, 2023
3 Reasons to add reading to your daily routines

These days family life feels incredibly busy and full. From working, managing the home, dealing with military life, to raising children in various stages of development, the last thing on […]

Women’s History Month: Settle Into a Good Book About a Fearless Female

By Utradmin | March 7, 2023
10 books about famous women throughout history

At the turn of the 19th century, women gathered in the nation’s capital to represent themselves and their constitutional amendment guaranteeing their right to vote. In fact, on March 13, […]

The Five Big Ideas of Literacy and How You Can Best Help Your Emerging Reader

By Utradmin | February 16, 2023

Parents are generally interested in helping their children be the best version of themselves; they take great pains to provide opportunities for success. This often comes in the form of […]

Celebrating the Books of Black History Month

By Utradmin | February 6, 2023

United Through Reading celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans all year long, but during February’s Black History Month there is no better time to check out some of […]