Learn to Read Thai – The Rapid Method (YouTube video)
Learning to read Thai seems very difficult to start with, all those unfamiliar shapes make it look very daunting.
This YouTube video is an excellent starting point. It goes through the top 25 consonants and uses pictures to make it easier to remember. By the end of the video I could read some basic characters (and after learning the vowels, I was able to read albeit very slowly)
Even now, a number of weeks later, I still remember the roman equivalent of the Thai letters by the images in the video and even use d them to explain the letters to my partner when we were in Thailand.
Awesome resource and for anyone learning to read Thai, I thoroughly recommend you watch this video a few times.