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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.


Books Featuring Heroes and More!

By Utradmin | February 24, 2022

Our first book give of 2022 features some incredible books to read to the children in your life of all reading levels. You’ll find a number of heroes featured in […]

Books Celebrating Black Americans

By Utradmin | February 1, 2022

Reading is an effective way to open discussions with your children about the world around them. Books can act as a window into other cultures and a mirror for our […]

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month / Estamos celebrando el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

By Utradmin | September 24, 2021

From September 15 to October 15 every year, we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. This important month is set aside to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens […]

STEM the Summer Slide in 2021 with our latest books

By Utradmin | May 24, 2021

This summer maintain your reading routine with our STEM the Summer Slide books coming soon to your local Story Station. The “summer slide” is what happens when young minds sit […]

Early Literacy Language Development Resources

By Utradmin | April 21, 2021

During our April 21 webinar focused on Advancing Literacy Skills in Military Children, Ms. Barbara Thompson and Dr. Lee Beers discussed the importance of literacy in all children, focusing specifically […]

Books Celebrating Asian Americans

By Utradmin | March 23, 2021

Books are an amazing way to learn about the world around us, including the many cultures that make up America. Whether celebrating your own heritage or learning about others, pick […]