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About Teach Your Monster to Read

Is Teach Your Monster to Read really free?

Yes! 

Teach Your Monster to Read is completely free. It's been provided by a charity, the Usborne Foundation, as a way of helping children learn to read. Read more on the About Us page.

What does each game cover?

Find out more from this game by game comparison.

What equipment do we need to run them?

The games will run on any normal laptop or desktop computer (including Apple Macs).

The games are not designed to work on an iPad or iPhone    

An iPad app is currently in development and due to launch in Spring 2014. We'll keep you posted!

Quick guide to the games

To get a quick overview of how the games works, and how children learn from them, check out the First Steps Game Overview (PDF) and the Fun With Words Game Overview (PDF).

Setting the game up

It's easy. Just make an account, then add a player for each of the children that'll be playing.

They can then either login by pressing "PLAY" next to their name, or by logging in themselves with their name and their password.

How are the games educational? 

Find out about the educational value of Teach Your Monster to Read from Alison Kelly and Angela Colvert, reading experts from the University of Roehampton.

Why are these games different?

Tom Barrett, expert in education, ICT and gaming talks about why Teach Your Monster to Read is different to other products on the market.

How can we use the games in a school?

John Hole, from Wray Common Primary School, Surrey talks about how they've used Teach Your Monster to Read in their school.  

Matt Rogers, from Snowsfields Primary School, London talks about how Teach Your Monster to Read is used in his classroom.

Who made Teach Your Monster to Read?

You can find out all about who funded and made the game on the About Us page.

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