Tips for managing your account
How can I reset my password?
You can get help with passwords here.
How do I restart the game on the computer?
Add another player to your account and start the game again by creating a new monster
How do I move a player to another game?
If you would like to switch players to 2: Fun With Words or 3: Champion Reader or back to level 1: First Steps this is what you need to do:
Log in to your account.
Click ‘More’ then ‘Edit / Delete’ and change the level from there.
Watch this video to find out more: https://vimeo.com/134084268
How do I add new players
It's simple! Find out more about creating new players.
How do I transfer players to another teacher's account?
Find out how to transfer players to another user account here.
How do I print certificates?
Log into your account. If the player has finished a game then the certificate will appear next to
their name or under the ‘More’ section.
How do I see the progress of each player?
Log into your account and you can find stats on your players' performances. More information on stats available and how to find them.
How do I move players between classes/groups?
Log into your account. Click on the little box to the left of the student's name. A drop-down box will appear on the top right saying 'With selected". Scroll down in this drop-down box and click 'Move to group'. Click the group you'd like to move your student to.
This video will also help explain how to move students into other groups: https://vimeo.com/130879903
Can I choose which letter-sounds to practice?
Teach Your Monster to Read lets you practice specific letter sounds with our Monster minigames and Digital flashcards. Furthermore, 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'.
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I was stunned to see how much they enjoyed this. It blew me away.
- • Covers letters and sounds to reading full sentences.
- • Designed in collaboration with leading academics.
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.
"I was stunned to see how much they enjoyed this. It blew me away."
"The kids absolutely love this game - and they're learning!"
"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!"
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!