Parents of 3 - 5 year olds as Learning Whisperers
Please also see
Parents as Teaching Partners
Schools pay AU$2 / US$1 per student for the whole academic year!
Students access the ICRWY lessons app on up to 2 devices at home.
They can learn to read and spell at home. Without families having to pay for anything themselves.
'My ultimate goal is also to help parents and carers learn to read alongside their child, if they are not yet functionally literate. Schools can help families improve reading and spelling skills, not just their students.
Let's make this a community effort - an online learning village that is fully inclusive'
Parents as Learning Whisperers
- Children who have not yet started school
There are 2 ICRWY EY 'Learning Whisperers' support groups for parents and carers each year - one starts November 14th 2022 (for children in Australia who start school Jan 2023) and the other starts July 3rd 2023 (for children in countries like the UK and USA who start school in Sept 2023)
Not every school will have leaders who understand the Speech Sound Monsters, let alone their role in wiring ALL brains for reading and spelling. Not every school will have Learning Whisperers to actually do this!
Learning Whisperers are Rewiring Dyslexic Brains - SSP ICRWY teachers support and celebrate the needs of ALL learners within the neurodiverse classroom. In case your child isn't at a school that uses the Speech Sound Pics (SSP) Approach and Speech Sound Monsters we will support YOU. After all, YOU are the best advocate for your child.
You'll need the ICRWY Code in a Box Kit and the ICRWY Lessons app *https://www.icanreadwithoutyou-app.com/icrwy-i-can-read-without-you-lessons-app (download onto your phone or tablet - it is US$5.50 a month - you will need it to access step by step lessons, which Miss Emma guides you through.
The group and personal support from Miss Emma takes you through the 6 week Monster Mapping program, but lasts around 8 weeks. During this time you will learn whether your child is at risk of literacy difficulties (eg dyslexia) and what to do about it. Because Miss Emma will get to know you and your child, she can advocate for your child when they start school. You will also understand what your child needs, and know if they are getting it or not (your school may not be ready, trained, or resourced - and YOU are their best advocate)
You will be invited to a private group (no one can find it or see what we are doing) 2 days before the sessions begin.
You will create a thread for your child, and add videos and comments on that thread. This means that you have a record of their journey, and Miss Emma can monitor progress. See example - Spencer
*Lessons app - we will start at Phase 1 - using the Monster Mapping Kit Handbook