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Bringing deployed parents home for the night!. www.unitedthroughreading.org. UNITED THROUGH READING® . OVER 290,000 SERVED DOD WIDE. Deployed military personnel communicate with their children by reading stories aloud on DVD’s. www.unitedthroughreading.org. “Full Circle” Communication.

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Bringing deployed parents home for the night!

www.unitedthroughreading.org


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UNITED THROUGH READING®

OVER 290,000 SERVED DOD WIDE

Deployed military personnel communicatewith their children by reading stories aloud on DVD’s.

www.unitedthroughreading.org


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“Full Circle” Communication

READ BOOKS ALOUD ON

DVD AND SEND RECORDING HOME

SCHEDULE TIME FOR

ANOTHER RECORDING

SESSION

CHILD WATCHES TAPE

(FOLLOWS ALONG

WITH THE BOOK)*

Email

Photo

SHARE RESPONSES WITH

DEPLOYED LOVED ONE

CAPTURE CHILD’S

INTERACTION RESPONSES

*Only send home personal books

www.unitedthroughreading.org


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Who Can Participate?

Parents

Extended Family

Mentors/Role Models

New Dads!

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New Parents Support

  • Baby will know your voice and face

  • Bonding opportunity

  • Parenting support

www.unitedthroughreading.org


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Emotional BenefitsSupports Family Readiness

  • Improves morale

  • Reduces anxieties

  • Eases homecomings

  • Shows parenting support

  • Helps continue family traditions

  • Promotes self-esteem in children

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Educational BenefitsSupports Family Readiness

  • Language and vocabulary development

  • Creative thinking and active imagery skills

  • Increased attention span

  • Comprehension and listening skills

  • Modeling the importance of reading


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Whom Do We Serve?

  • Sailors aboard U.S. Navy platforms /commands

  • Marines deployed world-wide

  • Soldiers in Army camps collocated with Marines & Seabees in Afghanistan and Iraq

  • Airmen, primarily in joint service commands

  • Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard

  • Children and Families

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UNITED THROUGH READING®

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

  • Pack a Book/Send a Book

  • Full Circle of Communication

  • Homefront/Active Duty Volunteers

  • Review List of Current Sites

  • Combined Federal Campaign #11393

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Contact United Through Reading

Service members can make their DVD’s at the Camp Fuji Library to mail home to their children. Contact (Ms. Yoshimi Katsumata or Ms. Kyoko Kawabata) to schedule an appointment.

Email: yoshimi.katsumata.ja@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org

Phone: 224-8448

Website: www.unitedthroughreading.org


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UNITED THROUGH READINGReading Together Unites Families