About the Game
Is it really free?
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 equipment do we need to run it?The game will run on any normal laptop or desktop computer (including Apple Macs).
It's not designed to work on an iPad or iPhone More info on this.
An iPad app is currently in development and due to launch in Summer 2013.
Quick guide to the game
To get a quick overview of how the game works, and how children learn from it, check out the Game Guide (PDF).
Setting the game up
It's easy. Just make an account, then add a player for each of the children that'll be using it.
They can then either login by pressing "play" next to their name, or by logging in themselves with their name and their easy to remember password.
How is the game educational?
Find out about the educational value of the game from Alison Kelly and Angela Colvert, reading experts from the University of Roehampton.
Why is this game different?
Tom Barrett, expert in education, ICT and gaming talks about why this game is different to other products on the market.
How can we use the game in a school?
John Hole, from Wray Common Primary School, Surrey talks about how they've used the game in their school. Matt Rogers, from Snowsfield Primary School, London talks about how the game is used in his classroom.
How did we make it?
Antonio Gould, digital producer talks about how we brought together leading figures from the UK games, TV and education industry to create a completely new kind of educational game.
Who made it?
You can find out all about who funded and made the game on the About Us page.
Got more questions?
Check out our FAQ
Will there be further games?
Yes! We're already developing the next game in the series, Teach Your Monster to Read: Fun With Words will take children further into the process of learning to read.
If you have suggestions of what you'd like to see in the next game, please let us know.