Teach Your Monster to Read

3.89K reviews
Teacher Approved
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About this game

Teach Your Monster to Read is the award-winning, phonics and reading game for kids. Enjoyed by over 30 million worldwide, Teach Your Monster to Read is a truly ground-breaking kids reading app that makes learning to read fun for little ones aged between 3-6.

Kids create their own unique monster to take on a magical journey across three reading games, encouraging them to learn to read by improving their skills as they progress while meeting a host of colourful characters along the way. The app also contains a host of minigames, which help children to develop speed and phonics accuracy.

Games 1, 2 and 3
1. First Steps – for children starting to learn phonics through letters and sounds
2. Fun With Words – for children who are confident with early letter-sound combinations and are starting to read sentences
3. Champion Reader – for children who are confidently reading short sentences and know all of the basic letter-sound combinations

Developed in collaboration with leading academics at the UK’s University of Roehampton,
Teach Your Monster to Read offers a rigorous program that works with any phonics scheme, making it perfect for use in school or at home.

Why Teach Your Monster to Read?

• Covers the first two years of learning to read, from matching letters and sounds to enjoying little books
• Covers everything from phonics to reading full sentences
• Designed in collaboration with leading academics to compliment programs used in schools
• Teachers claim it’s a wonderful and captivating classroom tool that helps their students learn to read
• Parents have seen significant improvements in their children’s literacy within weeks
• Kids love learning through play
• There are no in-app purchases, hidden costs or in-game adverts

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.

Teach Monster Games Ltd is a subsidiary of The Usborne Foundation, a registered charity in England and Wales (1121957)
Updated on
Feb 12, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

2.88K reviews
A Google user
October 22, 2018
Love the idea of this game/app however I have 2 big complaints. (Issue 1.) I keep changing my child's level back to 1, yet after a few minutes of playing the game automatically resets back into level 2 where she left off and is too difficult. Reset over 5 times and now I've given up. (Issue 2.) There isn't a "repeat" button. My child doesn't catch the directions perfectly every time and there isn't a button to have it repeat what it wants her to do so she ends up guessing or asking for help on EVERY SINGLE ACTIVITY.
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Teach Your Monster
November 5, 2018
Hi there, thanks for the review. We're pleased you like the game and we're sorry that you've had a couple of issues. First, we'll review the idea of a repeat feature. Second, if you could email us a video of the issue of resetting to the previous level, that would help our investigations of this issue. Thanks, Alex
Steve Brown
March 27, 2022
Exceptional app!! My son is on the spectrum and is mostly nonverbal. He loves this. He repeats the sounds, is able to associate the letters to the sounds. Has a little difficulty on getting the ducks in the lake (using a mouse on Android box). He almost has the order of letters to drop on the spaceship board. Repetition and a little help work great. Very pleased with his improvement over a short time. Impressed that backing out of the app doesn't lose progress. He gets extremely excited playing.
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Mirella Serna
February 28, 2023
The game is great, definitely does what it's meant to do but the issue I'm having is the monster button/ redo button/ back out button placement. It's 100% frustrating for my child and myself to constantly hitting that button while in the middle of a game. As directions are being given the ginger slips and there we go to the monster editor, or my child is in the middle of a game and slip there we go back to the main menu. It's not helpful at all when trying to learn.
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