Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster to Read

By Teach Monster Games Ltd.

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2014-07-23
  • Current Version: 3.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 128.33 MB
  • Developer: Teach Monster Games Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 1,078 Ratings


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 colorful 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. PROCEEDS GO TO THE USBORNE FOUNDATION 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.



  • Very hard to use the app.

    By angiinkc
    This is the first app I have given one star too. It is very hard to use. I downloaded it last night for my granddaughter to use. It is very hard to maneuver. I couldn’t do it even helping her. It asks you to keep putting ducks in a pond. It took forever to get the darn things in there because the wouldn’t move easily and then it repeated itself and wanted us to do it again. She was not impressed and now doesn’t want to play it anymore. This was not a cheap app so I feel like I am out five bucks. I would not recommend. She has no issues with other apps.
  • Love it!

    By Lirreia2012
    I used this in my kinder classroom for two years. I have moved onto a different grade, but should I ever go back to kindergarten I will use this app again. I still recommend it to friends with kinder-age kiddos! The games are fun, I could see the data, and it was an asset for my kids to learn sounds. The British accent did make some sounds a bit harder to hear/understand, but as it was used as one of many tools it didn’t affect the students. Love that they could do sight words too! Plus simple sentences. Overall a fabulous app!
  • Trying to get my money back

    By MeaCulpa19
    Downloaded the game for my four year old. We understand how to play the game but it requires manual dexterity above both my four year old AND myself. We couldn’t get past the second level because it’s too sensitive to errors or tiny fingers. Even adults found it too hard to drag the pieces to the *exact* spot to move to a new level. Kid games shouldn’t be this hard. Terrible design despite the rave reviews. I want a refund ASAP.
  • Pre-k and K kids LOVE it!

    By MomToPups2
    My kids cannot our this game down once they start playing. There was no instruction for the space game where the UFO has to pile the block in the correct order, so my kids didn’t understand how to play that game without an adult figuring it out first. Other than that, my kids are learning their letters and learning to read!
  • Unicorns

    By leelpatt
    I’ve never been convinced I would be able ti interest my four year old into an educational app. I’ve tried a few. She loses interest after minutes and can see when it’s more educational than fun. I mean come on, they are kids. In this app she is learning, knows she is learning, and has fun doing it. She ASKs to play it. I mean right now, we are on an 8-hour trip to Orlando and instead of watching the downloaded movies I saved in Netflix, she is playing this game. I am shocked! Well done, folks!!
  • Great reading app!

    By threex108ms
    My five year old is addicted. Great rewards, and the set-up is jus Ike a big kid video game. She’s reading words after three days!!
  • Classroom use

    By Pinklibrarybooks
    I’m a library media specialist in a Title I school. I’ve been using the online version with my classes, after using the app with my own child for years. They LOVE it! It’s magnificent for our struggling readers and our most fluent readers love seeing how far they can get with the fun games. Two teacher thumbs up!
  • Best gamification, with solid pedagogy

    By Katebloomer
    I am a literacy specialist, and while my favorite reading game is “What’s Changed?” most fun is “Teach Your Monster”! It won’t actually teach YOUR monster to read, but it will introduce and reinforce essential knowledge and concepts in a logical, manageable order. Plus, it’s a really fun game, that looks and feels like a regular, non-reading game. My kids love it!
  • Son loved it!

    By CareB.
    My son loved this game and it absolutely helped him learn to read. I am downloading the app now for my daughter to play and learn to read.
  • I love this app

    By techkinderreading
    I have been using this for years. I am excited to return and find all the extra teacher supplies available. The stir fry songs are a hoot!