Few books at home, no magnetic letters on the fridge?
Win parents’ support from the very beginning.
Show off what their children know in a short parents’ assembly every week.
Read a story aloud that your children can join in with.
Do a mini-speed-sounds lesson so children can show off the sounds they’ve learnt.
Play Fred Talk games – and get the parents to join in.
Each week, show the children’s progress – new books and new sounds. (And, soon how to blend sounds into words.)
Have copies of the books and speed sounds they can borrow.