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Keeping the family “together” even while deployed
Being far away from home, and especially if deployed in a combat zone, is hard not only on the service person, but also on the family and especially the little ones at home. An organization has created a military program that allows deployed parents to read to their kids via a DVD. According to its’ website:
“The United Through Reading® Military Program helps ease the stress of separation for military families by having deployed parents read children’s books aloud via DVD for their child to watch at home.“
The program is pretty straight forward. The service member reads a book while he/she is been recorded, and the DVD is sent to the child at home, who reads along or listens. The parent at home records that session as well and sends their DVD to their loved one far away.
Seems like a great way to keep some sense of normalcy, while making a kid smile and boosting morale. If you are interested in participating, please go to the United Through Reading website for more details.
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