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Teach Your Monster to Read and defeat the evil Goblin Prince!

The monster has found itself in a galaxy ruled by a horrible Goblin Prince. The Goblin Prince is round and green. He wears armour and comes complete with a villainous cackle.

The monster’s mission (should it choose to accept it) is to banish the Goblin Prince from the galaxy and prevent him causing more trouble in the universe.

Helped by his friend Jessica, the monster must work through all the reading challenges on the planet, collect stars and read the spell book to banish the Goblin Prince once and for all.

Just watch out for the Goblin’s henchmen. They look tough, but they are really scaredy-cats!

Teach Your Monster to Read 3 launches on 4th June 2015.

Log in or sign up here to play the first two games in the series, Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps or Teach Your Monster to Read: Fun With Words: http://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

Win a Teach Your Monster to Read T-shirt

We have three Teach Your Monster to Read kids T-shirts to giveaway. All you need to do is name our cute new game 3 character, The Dragon.

The best answer (as judged by some of our young players) will be sent one of our T-shirts (size 5 years). Just put your suggestions in the comment box below.

Here’s a couple of our monster fans wearing the T-shirts.

Don’t forget! Teach Your Monster to Read 3: Champion Reader launches on 4th June 2015.

The deadline for the competition is 1st June 2015. Terms and Conditions can be found here.

Champion Reader launches on 4th June 2015.

Jessica is a very wise woman. She is purple and sparkly and has luscious long white hair topped of with a starry hat. Wow, she’s magical!

Luckily Jessica is the monster’s friend and guide in this new adventure. She helps the monster through the maze-like planets, advising it which direction to go and providing hints about what it should do next.

Jessica also keeps a careful eye out for danger. She warns the monster when the pesky Goblin Prince is about to appear and helps the monster to catch him. Listen to Jessica, she is very smart.

Teach Your Monster to Read 3 launches on 4th June 2015.

To play the first two games Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps or Teach Your Monster to Read: Fun With Words then log into your game or sign up here: www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

Defeat the dragon in Champion Reader!

The dragon is a funny and fiery new addition to Teach Your Monster to Read. He’s blue and scaly and rocks back and forth on a spring! Watch out, though, because he breathes out fiery words which the monster must read and understand.

In order to defeat the dragon the monsters must find the correct sound in the words.

This is a great game for rehearsing the different ways of spelling the phonemes (sounds). For example, the dragon breathes out the words ‘burger’ and ‘bird’ and the monster must identify the same sound in each e.g. /ur/ and /ir/. If he doesn’t get the sound right then the dragon breathes out a new word with the sound again.

Teach Your Monster to Read 3: Champion Reader launches on 4th June 2015.

To play the first two games Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps or Teach Your Monster to Read: Fun With Words then log into your game or sign up here: www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

New game launches this June!

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.

To play Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps or Teach Your Monster to Read: Fun With Words then log into your game or sign up here: http://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

Be our monster for the day!

We require a person to be the Teach Your Monster to Read monster for the day!

We’re looking for someone to wear the monster mascot costume in a London school on the morning of 15th May 2015. It will be a fun day, interacting with children and teachers and you’ll be promoting the new and free Teach You Monster to Read game, Champion Reader.

The costume is made for someone over 5’6″ tall. We also require the person to have an up-to-date DBS check for this role.

Please get in touch if you are interested in this paid position: [email protected]eachyourmonstertoread.com

Receive a letter from your monster.

When a child is half way through Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps, you can now download a letter from their monster.

In the letter, the monster thanks the child for helping it on its reading journey. It also encourages the player to complete the rest of the Teach Your Monster to Read games so it can keep learning its letters and sounds.

Just log into your account, find the player’s name and click the ‘Monster letter’ link to download and print the letter.

We’d like to hear what parents think of this new feature. Just send us an email to [email protected] or make a comment in the box below.

Share your monster letters online – we’d love to see them!

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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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