Ms Jangle and Ms Jumble are new characters in the Teach Your Monster to Read series, launching this June, and they are ready to offer fresh reading challenges to our eager monsters.
They are the slightly clumsy and dotty caretakers of the planets and are very forgetful – they are always losing their sounds!
The monster must find these sounds (which are written on their marbles) and make sure they give the right ones to the right person. If Ms Jumble and Ms Jangle receive the correct sound, then they lift off their top hats and gobble down the sound. Slllluuuurrrp!!!
This game is a fantastic way of introducing children to the new spellings for the letter-sounds. At this stage, children will already know that the phoneme /ai/ can be spelled ‘ai’. Now they will learn that it can also be spelled ‘ay’, ‘eigh’ (as in ‘eight’) and ‘ey’ (as in ‘they’).
This game also helps with their understanding of alternative pronunciations of letters, such as /i/ as in ‘fin’ and /i/ as in ‘find’.
Teach Your Monster to Read 3 launches on 4th June 2015.
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 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 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.
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.
"I was stunned to see how much they enjoyed this. It blew me away."
Cippenham Primary School
"The kids absolutely love this game - and they're learning!"
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!"
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!