My 7 year old son has been playing teach your monster to read for several months. I can’t give enough positive feedback about this wonderful game. My son has struggled with reading since kindergarten. He is currently receiving a great deal of extra support at school to help him through his struggles. Teach Your Monster to Read is an incredibly engaging game that keeps my son learning and having fun at the same time! I feel a huge deal of relief when its “time to read” by having this game available to us. My son has made noticeable improvements with reading in the past couple of months. I have to credit this game for much of it. As every parent and teacher knows, its so important to promote learning by helping them enjoy the process!! Thank you Teach Your Monster to Read for helping my son by keeping it fun and exciting, but at the same time challenging!
Why is the computer version free?
The game has been funded by the Usborne Foundation, a charity set up to
support initiatives to develop early literacy.
The charity was founded by Peter Usborne MBE and his children,
Nicola and Martin. Peter Usborne is the founder of Usborne
Publishing, one of the world’s leading children’s book publishing
companies and Children’s Publisher of the Year 2012. He was
previously one of the founders of the magazine Private Eye.
What reading level is it suitable for?
The game is for children in the first stages of learning to read,
or for older children who need a bit more practice.
How do children learn from the game?
The game takes children on a magical journey, meeting colourful
characters along the way and collecting fantastic rewards. When
children are engaged, they’re motivated to learn.
As they progress, they rehearse a range of essential reading
skills; matching letters to sounds, blending, segmenting, tricky
words and reading full sentences.
Find out exactly what the game covers.
Will it work on my device?
The game will run on any normal laptop or desktop computer (including Apple Macs) and iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle tablets.
Who are The Usborne Foundation?
Peter Usborne is the founder and Managing Director of Usborne Publishing,
one of the world’s leading children’s book publishing companies and
Children’s Publisher of the Year 2012. He was previously one of the founders
of the magazine Private Eye, and was recently awarded an MBE for services to
"I was stunned to see how much they enjoyed this. It blew me away." Matt Lovegrove, Cippenham Primary School
"The kids absolutely love this game - and they're learning!" John Hole, Wray Common Primary School
"This is a fun and engaging way to help your child learn to read. My son warmed to the game quickly and didn't want to stop playing it!" Sarah Fox, mum to Leon aged 5