TRC was invited by READ to give a talk to the parents at their Annual Open House on 28 February 2009. The initial request started out as a talk on developmental milestones and ‘warning signs’. Due to shortage of time, the focus was negotiated and it was decided to have an informal talk with the parents on ways in which they can set up a literacy-rich environment to support literacy at home. The talk, given by TRC’s Nida Alavi, highlighted the adult’s role within a literacy-rich environment through selecting and reading books as well as writing extensions that can emerge from books. The parents gave positive feedback, and have requested for follow-up sessions. READ will contact TRC for these sessions.