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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.


2020 Holiday Books

By Utradmin | November 13, 2020

The holidays are upon us and our last quarterly book give is arriving at Story Stations around the world filled with books perfect for the holiday season. No matter what […]

Not Just A Picture Book: The Benefits of the Graphic Novel

By Utradmin | October 28, 2020

The year 2020 has provided many firsts; one of the more exciting ones, was the presentation of the prestigious Newberry Medal, a literary award, to a graphic novel. This exciting […]

Join our Fall Recording Challenge

By Utradmin | September 30, 2020

As children have adjusted to a new school year, encourage your child’s reading habits by starting a reading routine with the United Through Reading App. Join our Fall Into Your […]

2020 Back to School Storytime Kit

By Utradmin | September 23, 2020

Our latest book shipment has arrived at story stations around the world and we’re so excited to share the books with you that will be bringing families together, no matter […]

5 Techniques to Incorporate United Through Reading in School Days

By Utradmin | August 24, 2020

As the school year begins and families deal with new school experiences, United Through Reading is here to provide help! UTR recordings not only keep service members and veterans connected […]

Science of Reading

By Utradmin | July 23, 2020

Books with engaging science, technology, engineering, and math themes from our STEM book give, brought to you by our partner Northrop Grumman, have reached United Through Reading story stations around […]