Welcome to a day in the life of a lovable monster! Choose your favorite friend and care for him from morning till night: brush his big yellow teeth, feed him bagels, help with his science experiment and play basketball. Then, wash and feed your monster and gently put him to sleep.

Help your preschooler learn about friendship, explore the world around them, and develop compassion, kindness and independence with Highlights Monster Day. From Highlights for Children, the brand parents trust!

Highlights Monster Day is designed and developed by Italian creative studio Colto.

Winner of a 2016 Parents' Choice Silver Award and Winner of the 2016 Editor's Choice Award from Children's Technology Review!

Kids will benefit from:

* Meaningful lessons about everyday life
* Confidence in making decisions as they care for their monster
* Creativity and curiosity as they explore everyday activities
* Development of fine motor skills
* Emotional growth in compassion and kindness
* Security of an ad-free environment with no in-app purchases


* Five friendly monsters to choose from with an opportunity to unlock more
* Up to thirteen morning, school and after-school activities
* Breakfast, lunch and dinner activities
* Photo feature in every scene

Highlights Monster Day is the ideal first app for kids 3+, and easy for kids to play on their own.

Highlights Monster Day is designed and developed by Italian creative studio Colto.

More on Highlights Monster Day:

This game is based on the positive values of kindness, compassion and friendship, and inspires kids to think about others. In the game, the player makes friends with a monster and cares for him. This builds character and confidence in young children by making them feel good about themselves.


The game portrays monsters in the context of a child's everyday routine, so lessons such as regularly brushing teeth and going to school are relevant.


In the game, children tap, swipe, complete circle rotations, drag and drop, and pump levers. Some activities require quick reflexes on these actions. These activities and finger motions improve fine motor skills for preschoolers.


Young children can have fun discovering 16 different scenes in the daily life of 5 different monsters, including ringing an alarm clock to wake him up, feeding him exotic fruit for breakfast and investigating semi-precious stones in geology at school.


Take photos of favorite activities in your monster’s day and save them in your device's photo gallery.


Highlights for Children
For 70 years, Highlights for Children has been helping kids become their best selves through Fun with a Purpose™ magazines, puzzle clubs, games, books, toys and digital products.

Founded by Dr. Garry and Caroline Myers in 1946, Highlights was built on the belief that “Children Are the World’s Most Important People™”. Today, every Highlights product is designed to help children become creative, curious, caring and confident.

Colto is creating imaginative and educational mobile play experiences for kids around the world based on original and branded properties. Our team, made up of a Mum/Teacher and talented game designers and developers, strives to develop high quality educational Apps that kids love and parents trust. Our games are ethical, safe and designed to be non addictive for kids.

Required iOS7 onwards

What's New

Version 1.0.13

Minor Improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
21 Ratings
21 Ratings

Create a new friend

My grandsons love creating a new monster friend! Then taking their buddy through the day. They love it and figure out new and fun adventures in each screen.

Twilight Jewel

Photo crashes app

My daughter LOVES this app, but EVERY TIME she tries to take a picture of her monster, the app crashes. So disappointed.

Developer Response

Hi! I am so sorry about that. Please make sure both the app and device you are using to play the game are up-to-date. If it is still not working, please email us at so we can further assist you. Thanks!


Son enjoys this, wish there were more parental control

My 2.5 son really enjoys this monster app- it's a reward for daily good behavior. He gets to play for 10 minutes and loves all the different games he can do with the monster. I wish the app had the ability to set a timer for when to turn off, and also allowed the parent to disable certain features. Maybe the next update ? :)


Highlights for Children, Inc.
40.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Highlights for Children, Inc. All rights reserved 2018


  • Family Sharing

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