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How can I reset my password?

Forgotten the password for your user account? You can reset your password here.

If you're having trouble, you can email our support team.

How do I restart the game?

Sandbox mode

When you finish the game, you are entered into a 'sandbox' mode where players can explore the planets forever and ever, keeping their monster and all their progress.

Adding a new player

If you wish to fully start over, but don't want to reset the progress of your current player, simply add a new player to your account to start the game again.

Find out more about creating new players.

Practice mode on the App

If you don't want to add a new player or use sandbox mode, you can consider Practice Mode on our app, which allows you to do a quick 10 minute adventure, or to play a single mini game of your choice.

To enter Practice Mode:

  1. Open the Teach Your Monster To Read App
  2. Click on the "Practice" button at the bottom left corner of the screen (if you don't see it. try pressing the "Back" button at the top left first, and then making sure you have at least one local player created)
  3. Select your monster, and pick 10 Minute Adventure
  4. Pick the letter sounds you would like your child to practice, and tap on "Play!"

You can find all of our additional learning resources, including printables, games, and songs in our Classroom Toolkit.

Reset player

Warning - please note that after resetting a player it is not possible to restore their progress prior to the reset.

To reset a player's progress entirely (not recommended):

  1. Log in to your user account
  2. Scroll down to the "Players" area
  3. Find the player account you wish to reset
  4. From the 'More' dropdown menu, select 'Reset'

Reset player on the web

How do I move a player to another game?

If you would like to switch players to a different game:

  1. Log in to your user account
  2. Click 'More' then 'Edit / Delete' and change the level from there.

How do I add new players?

It's simple! Find out more about creating new players, or follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your account
  2. Click the 'Add players' button
  3. Type in the child's first name
  4. Pick whether you want to add the player to a group
  5. Select which game you want them to start at
  6. Find your newly created player back at your account dashboard

How do I transfer players to another teacher's account?

Find out how to transfer players to another user account here.

Having trouble resetting your password? You can email our support team for help on transferring players.

How do I print certificates?

Here's how to access printable content:

  1. Log in to your account
  2. Scroll down to the 'Downloads' section
  3. Click on the button for which type of printables you'd like to download
  4. Wait for the file to generate
  5. If the download opens in the browser, use the buttons at the top right to download it or print it straight away
  6. Alternatively, if you're looking to download printable content for just one player, you will find this under the 'More' dropdown menu for the player under the 'Players' section or their respective group.

How do I see the progress of each player?

To view player stats:

  1. Log in to your account
  2. Scroll down to the 'Downloads' section
  3. Click the 'Stats (CSV)' button
  4. Open the downloaded file with your spreadsheet software of choice
  5. To find out more about the stats file and how to read it, watch the video below

You can also learn more about stats from our Stats Help Page.

How do I move players between classes/groups?

To move players between classes or groups:

  1. Log in to your account
  2. Create a group if you haven't already
  3. Use the checkboxes to the left of each player to select the players you'd like to move
  4. From the dropdown menu at the top right, select the group you'd like to move your players to


Can I choose which letter-sounds to rehearse?

Computer Version

In our main game, at the end of Level 2 and 3, once the player has completed the level, they can then go back and replay specific parts of this level. This section is called the 'Word Universe'.

You also have the option to play with specific letters and sounds via our Monster Minigames and Digital Flashcards on web. You can find all of our additional learning resources, including printables, games, and songs in our Classroom Toolkit.

App Version

Just like on the web version, at the end of Level 2 and 3, players can go back and replay specific parts.

Our latest version of the app also includes Practice Mode, allowing you to practice any of combination of letter-sounds.

To enter Practice Mode:

  1. Open the Teach Your Monster To Read App
  2. Click on the "Practice" button at the bottom left corner of the screen (if you don't see it. try pressing the "Back" button at the top left first, and then making sure you have at least one local player created)
  3. Select your monster, and pick 10 Minute Adventure
  4. Pick the letter sounds you would like your child to practice, and tap on "Play!"

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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