Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning phonics and reading game that’s helped millions of children learn to read.
● Covers the first two years of learning to read, from matching letters and sounds to enjoying little books.
● Designed in collaboration with leading academics and game designers.
● Complements all synthetic phonics programmes used in schools.
● Suitable for school and home use.
● Now includes all 3 games! First Steps, Fun With Words and Champion Reader!
Children create a monster and take it on a magical journey over three extensive games - meeting a host of colourful characters along the way and improving their reading skills as they progress.
The game is rigorous and works with any phonics scheme so it’s perfect for use in school and at home. It’s developed in collaboration with leading academics at the University of Roehampton.
The app is commonly used in preschool, primary school, kindergarten and first grade as an interactive teaching resource.
PART OF THE USBORNE FOUNDATION
Teach Your Monster to Read has been created by Teach Monster Games Ltd. which is a subsidiary of Usborne Foundation. The Usborne Foundation is a charity founded by children’s publisher, Peter Usborne MBE. Harnessing research, design and technology, we create playful media addressing issues from literacy to health.
● Complements Phases 2-5 of UK Government-approved Letters and Sounds and other major systematic synthetic phonics programmes.
● Absolutely no in-app purchases, hidden costs or in-game adverts. Perfect for kids!
● Suitable for ages 3-6.
● Designed in collaboration with reading experts from Roehampton University.
● Available on iPad and iPhone.
REVIEWS FROM TEACHERS AND PARENTS
"This game is the absolute best quality phonics game I have come across for educational and fun value."
Marie Lewis, Rochdale
“My class have reaped loads of benefits from using the programme and the difference in some of their reading skills has been dramatic."
Maria Andrews, Foundation Phase Teacher
"This is a fabulous game. I'm not kidding when I say that my daughter essentially learned all her letter sounds using First steps, with relatively minimal input from me! Great for parents to practise their letter sounds too."
2 brand new minigames added! Play Space Goblins and Beach Party - excellent for blending and segmenting. Available in Practice mode.
The Island Kings have been brought to life with a wealth of new animations and expressions.
Multiple players can now login simultaneously (in the login-mode).
Music volume has been lowered and phoneme files changed so that letter sounds are easier to hear.
Small bug fixes, gameplay and usability improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Learn to read and pronounce words with your new friend!
Teaching my monster to read
What a brilliant App.. reading is hard and can sometimes be boring but this app is amazing and it teaches all the important part of Phonics - “Hear it, say it” is so important and this game captures it perfectly. My son is 4 ( August baby) and in reception and is learning to read so naturally I tried every way I know ( I’m a TA) to encourage his reading but he was more than happy for me to read it for him and then this app showed up somewhere and I downloaded it. This app and lots of practice with other methods has brought his reading, writing and spellings on so much, I can’t recommend it enough. Not only can he read better but he’s so much more confident now. He spends about 16 minutes every other day playing on the app, it’s a fun way for him to rest, relax and learn!
Also as a school and someone who works intensively with SEND through out key stage 1 and 2 this app is huge hit! You’ll find it helps with everything from Fine motor, reading, concentrating to blending and sounding out and spelling/phonics.
If any children are having trouble with any part of the app please sit and spend a few minutes going out the sounds, words or phrases.. it’s a very independent app but could be used as part of some quality time together learning and relaxing.
Well done to the creators, you have made a brilliant educational app. Huge fan and I know all the children I work with are to.
Hi there, we're so pleased you've found the app incredibly useful for helping children learn to read. It's fantastic to hear that the important "Hear it, say it" element of literacy and phonics is being delivered very well in the game too. Thank you.
What a great app!
I downloaded this for my daughter not long after she started p1. At first it was a great way for her to practice and remember the new sounds she’s learned but now she just loves ‘playing the game’ oblivious to the fact she is actually learning and progressing each time. We have this app on the phone and kindle. Only downfall is she’s further ahead on her kindle than she is on my phone, would be good to sync them both! Other than that, this app is superb and I highly recommend it. Such a fun way for little ones to build and develop their confidence in their letter sounds and reading.
Excellent to hear how the game is developing your daughter's reading skills and confidence, whilst being tremendously fun at the same time. Regarding playing on 2 different devices, you can set up an account on our website, set up a player, and then login to the app (on any device) with those player logins. That way your daughter will be able to have a synced up account across any device you use. Thanks! Alex
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.