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Archive: October 2020

We have two special treats for you this week!

Get your free app and spooky colouring treat this Halloween!

Have a fa-boo-lous time making your monster's world a little more colourful, with this spooky printable colouring poster!

Download your free colouring poster

Then get the BAFTA-nominated series of games completely free for a very limited time!

Teach Your Monster to Read is always free to play on laptops and PCs via the website, and the app is also completely free for a very limited time. Download for free and there's nothing to pay, even after the free promotion ends.

Do you want to play on multiple devices? If so, then you'll either need player login details (which you can get from a teacher if the game is used in school) or you'll need to set your own account up.

Ready to go on an adventure? Download Teach Your Monster to Read from your app store today!

Google Play Store

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Amazon CA

Apple app store

or point an iPhone / iPad camera at this QR code to download from the app store...

Want to help the Usborne Foundation? As a charity, we need your support to spread the word about our award-winning educational games. We'd really appreciate it if you could let people know how beneficial our games have been for you.

You could send a message like this:

We use #TeachYourMonster to help kids learn to read. The app is free from Fri Oct 23 for a very limited time on Apple apple.co/2V92VL5, Amazon amzn.to/2VgOwfR & Google bit.ly/2cohkeR @monsterscanread. Get a free account at teachyourmonstertoread.com

Thank you

The Teach Your Monster team

I was stunned to see how much they enjoyed this. It blew me away.

Matt Lovegrove, Cippenham Primary School

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Why Play?

  • Covers letters and sounds to reading full sentences.
  • Designed in collaboration with leading academics.
  • Computer version is 100% free.

FAQ

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.

Our mission is to help as many children learn to read as possible. The computer version is 100% free and we put profits from the app back into the Usborne Foundation, to continue to create new and exciting ways for children to learn.

The charity was founded by Peter Usborne MBE and his children, Nicola and Martin, 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 age is it for?

The game is for children in the first stages of learning to read, or for older children who need a bit more practice. Read more details about the three games.

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 runs on any normal laptop or desktop computer (including Apple Macs) and the app works on 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 publishing.

Testimonials

"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

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

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