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15 Service Members Reading To Their Children From Overseas

The "United Through Reading" program helps military families keep in touch through reading aloud.

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7. The videos help separated families maintain connections during deployment — caregivers at home are encouraged to tape reaction videos of the children as they watch and send them back to the service members.

13. Any service member with a young child in their family can use the program — aunts, uncles, grandparents, godparents and siblings send back videos along with parents.

United Through Reading® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public benefit organization whose mission is to "unite military families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud together." Learn more about the program and how you can help.

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