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Monkey Match


This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


WGBH presents Monkey Match, the first iPhone app from Between the Lions, the Emmy award-winning literacy program on PBS Kids -- proven to help kids learn to read!

Before kids learn to read, a lot of scaffolding has to happen. Monkey Match - created for pre-readers - provides a fun way to practice three important skills: the identification of letters, beginning sounds of words, and rhymes.

1. In the "Upper- and Lowercase Letters" portion of the game, players match uppercase letters to their lowercase counterparts, like "M" and "m." All the NAMES of letters are spoken.

2. In the "Beginning Sounds" portion of the game, players match pictures of words to their beginning sounds, like "moon" and "mmm." All the SOUNDS of letters are spoken, along with the WORDS.

3. In the "Rhymes" portion of the game, players match pictures of words to other words that rhyme, like "moon" and "spoon." All WORDS are spoken.

For more great Between the Lions games, coloring pages, video clips, and more, please visit the Between the Lions Web site at:

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Customer Reviews

Great way to learn letters

Great game for learning letters. My almost 3-yr old has already gotten better with her letters after just a few days. No issues on the iPhone. BUG: on iPad the first coconut disappears when you tap the second coconut. Can't figure out how to report the bug to the developer.



Wonderful kids literacy app! And free to boot!

Just downloaded this app for my preschooler and she can't stop playing it! It's the classic memory game with three different game options -- one matches lower case letters, one matches upper case and one is more advanced for matching words that rhyme.

I like that you can start with upper case words (which is what kids learn first), and then move on to master lowercase and sound alikes. I was pleasantly surprised that this free game has these great leveling options for my kids -- my younger one can have as much fun as her older sister.

If you like this game, you should also check out the paid app for another great PBS kids show, Super Why, for other fun reading and literacy games.

Monkey Match
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  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 2.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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