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Military Children Catch Kisses!

Catching Kisses and Reading Stories to Reduce Military Child Anxiety. Guest post by: Deborah Diesen Catch a Kiss is a gentle story about a young girl and her mother blowing and catching kisses in their sunny backyard.  It was inspired by the many kisses my children and I blew back and forth when … [Read more...]

The Passion Behind our Storybook Ball Title Sponsor

As a nonprofit of more than 27 years, there are times when United Through Reading (UTR) takes the time to reflect on our accomplishments. When we do, we can clearly see the supporters who have been holding us up, steadfastly pushing us along, coming through, and helping make our dreams a … [Read more...]

Storybook Ball 2016!

Join us for this year's Storybook Ball. Buy tickets here. … [Read more...]

A BREAK FROM BOMBS – The Eames Family’s United Through Reading Story

In 2006, Gunnery Sgt. Caleb Eames, USMC, had just moved his wife Monette and one-year-old son Jacob to San Diego, California when he received short notice that he would be deploying for the second time to Iraq. It was an extremely difficult and stressful time for him to deploy. Not only would he not … [Read more...]

October is for Record Breaking!

It’s October and at United Through Reading that means we’re gearing up for one of our favorite campaigns -- Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®! The campaign seeks to mobilize millions of children and adults to take part in the world’s largest shared reading experience. Join us again this year and … [Read more...]

United Through Reading’s 2015 Annual Report

In 2015, United Through Reading sent 22,000 video recordings home to military children, worked with more than 500 volunteers, explored internet-based recording options, operated more than 260 UTR recording locations around the globe, connected nearly 100,000 military family members, started dreaming … [Read more...]

Save the Date: The 2016 Storybook Ball

Learn more about the Storybook Ball and purchase tickets here. … [Read more...]

United Through Reading Offers Care for the Caregiver

At United Through Reading (UTR) we often emphasize the benefits of the read-aloud experience for the deployed service members and the military children who receive our UTR packages, including a video and book. We focus on how connected, engaged, and bonded they are through participating in our … [Read more...]

International Literacy Day: United Through Reading Releases Literacy White Paper

Literacy is at the heart of United Through Reading's mission. We have always valued the early literacy education of military children through the read-aloud experience.   In support of International Literacy Day today, September 8, United Through Reading is releasing a literacy focused white … [Read more...]

Summertime and the Reading is Easy with UTR’s STEM the Summer Slide

For children, summertime is a season full of backyard play, trips to the swimming pool, and popsicle juice running down the chin. It’s a time when books, studies and homework may sit idle in closets and under the bed. For many children, the only reading and learning that occurs over the summer … [Read more...]