Ready for Reading

by United Through Reading

United Through Reading is proud to present Ready for Reading, dedicated to helping military families create reading routines that support family connection, help with navigating change, and build literacy skills for military children. In this podcast, you'll hear from members of military families as well as experts in the education and child development fields. Gain tips on why reading routines matter to military children, how... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Trailer

    S01 - Coming Soon: Ready for Reading

    S01 - Coming Soon: Ready for Reading

    Military children are faced with many changes in their young lives, leading to disruptions in routines that can have lifelong implications. They can even fall behind in reading skills, which can have profound effects on their acad...

    01:18
  • S01 E01 - The importance of routines for military families

    S01 E01 - The importance of routines for military families

    Listen to Christy VanVleck, a Navy military spouse and mom, as she shares why she began a reading routine and why she feels it's so important for her family to have a reading routine together. You'll also hear from Dr. Lee Savio B...

    19:34
  • S01 E02 - How to make reading fun for the whole family

    S01 E02 - How to make reading fun for the whole family

    Hear from Navy Lieutenant Commander Graham Van Hook on how his family focuses on routines and how he makes reading time fun. You'll also hear from Alicia Levi, CEO of Reading is Fundamental, on why reading routines matter and tips...

    18:29
  • S01 E03 - How reading together supports family readiness (and military readiness)

    S01 E03 - How reading together supports family readiness (and military readiness)

    Listen to mom, teacher and Marine Corps military spouse Liz Castro share how reading routines help family readiness and her advice to her fellow military spouses. You'll also hear from Dr. Mark Pisano, a clinical psychologist who ...

    19:37