The Game Overview is a short PDF which gives a quick run down of how the games work, and how children learn from them.
For information about The Usborne Foundation (funders of the project) or the team, visit the About Us page.
Photos of project spokespeople: Peter Usborne, Nicola Usborne, Angela Colvert, Alison Kelly, Antonio Gould (zip file)
Trailer for First Steps iPad App: http://vimeo.com/teachyourmonstertoread/app
Trailer for First Steps: http://vimeo.com/teachyourmonstertoread/trailer
Trailer for Fun With Words: https://vimeo.com/74126995
Trailer for Champion Reader: https://vimeo.com/129715970
Game 1 Screen Shots (.jpg)
Game 2 Screen Shots (.jpg)
Game 3 Screen Shots (.jpg)
Ms Jangle and Ms Jumble game (explores ways of representing the same sound)
Super Jump game (helps rehearse segmenting using a target grapheme)
Dragon Game (helps rehearse the different ways of representing sounds)
Spell Book (engages children in purposeful, fun reading)
The Shop (children can buy clothing and equipment as a reward for learning)
First Steps iPad App Screen Shots (.jpg)
Game 1 Characters
The Island Kings (.jpg)
Game 2 Characters
Game 3 Characters
Teach Your Monster to Read Logos
Please use this version of the logo for any print materials.
Please use this version of the logo online.
Fun with Words logos are provided here:
Champion Reader logos are provided here:
The Usborne Foundation Logo
- Covers letters and sounds to reading full sentences.
- Designed in collaboration with leading academics.
- Computer version is 100% free.
"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