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Android app: Support and help

Using the Android tablet or mobile app in the classroom

Get help on using the Teach Your Monster to Read the Android app in the classroom.

"Client Error" appears on the app

Try deleting the app, turn off your device, turn your device back on and reinstall the app.

An error message appears on the app

Check out our page on app error messages to get help.

HTTP Proxy issue

If you think you have an issue relating to your HTTP proxy setting blocking the app from connecting to the internet and logging players in, then check our help on HTTP proxy.

Protecting your privacy

This app does not collect any information about how your child uses the app and there are no in-app purchases. There are no links to external websites, and there is no email or messaging facility within the app. You can read the Teach Your Monster to Read privacy policy.

What does the game cover?

A detailed description of the educational content for the Teach Your Monster to Read game can be found here: What does the game cover?

My child already has an online account. Can he or she access this through the Android app version?

Yes. Log in on the Android app version using your child’s account username and password. For more information on this check out our advice on logging in and passwords.

Can I choose which letter-sounds to rehearse?

Teach Your Monster to Read does not have the option to go back to specific letters and sounds at the moment. At the end of Level 2 and 3, once the player has completed the level, players can then go back and replay specific parts of this level. This section is called the 'Word Universe'.

How do I save the game?

Player's game progress saves automatically. For more information see our save data page.

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 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.

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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