What's New

We've made improvements for you. Keep your reviews coming!

• Collectable stars can now be transferred between games. Save them up or spend them in the shop!
• Words are now easier to hear! We know that there can be a whole load of background noise in the home or classroom whilst playing, so we've made the words louder and clearer.
• Help messages have been made a bit clearer and, well... more helpful

We love to read your success stories and we want to know what you’d like added to the game, so please leave a review. As a charity with a mission to improve children's literacy, we want to make this game as great as it can possibly be.

App Description

Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning phonics and reading game that’s helped millions of children learn to read.

• Parents have seen significant improvements in their children’s literacy within weeks
• Teachers claim it’s a wonderful and captivating classroom tool that helps their students learn to read
• Kids love making their monster and teaching it read. They learn through play.

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.

• 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.
• Includes all 3 games! First Steps, Fun With Words and Champion Reader!

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 - PROCEEDS GO TO OUR CHARITY
Teach Your Monster to Read has been created by Teach Monster Games Ltd. which is a subsidiary of The 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. Funds raised from the game go back into the charity, to help us become sustainable and build new projects.

TOP FEATURES
• 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."
Eleanor Jones

Teach Monster Games Ltd is a subsidiary of The Usborne Foundation, a registered charity in England and Wales, charity number 1121957.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • July 25, 2014 Initial release
  • July 06, 2016 New version 2.0
  • August 18, 2016 Price decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
  • October 06, 2016 New version 2.1
  • October 06, 2016 Price increase: FREE! -> $4.99
  • November 08, 2016 New version 3.0
  • March 23, 2017 New version 3.0.3
  • March 23, 2017 Price decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
  • April 06, 2017 New version 3.0.4
  • April 06, 2017 Price increase: FREE! -> $4.99
  • August 24, 2017 New version 3.1
  • September 26, 2017 Price decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
  • October 03, 2017 Price increase: FREE! -> $4.99
  • February 24, 2018 Price decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
  • March 04, 2018 Price increase: FREE! -> $4.99
  • March 04, 2018 Price decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
  • March 04, 2018 Price increase: FREE! -> $4.99
  • March 04, 2018 Price decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
  • March 05, 2018 Price increase: FREE! -> $4.99
  • March 05, 2018 Price decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
  • March 05, 2018 Price increase: FREE! -> $4.99
  • March 05, 2018 Price decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
  • March 05, 2018 Price increase: FREE! -> $4.99
  • July 12, 2018 New version 3.2
  • September 25, 2018 Price decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
  • October 01, 2018 Price increase: FREE! -> $4.99
  • February 21, 2019 New version 3.3
  • March 05, 2019 Price decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
  • March 12, 2019 Price increase: FREE! -> $4.99
  • April 26, 2019 New version 3.4
  • June 11, 2019 New version 3.5
  • August 14, 2019 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • August 23, 2019 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99