Get children playing at home
Parental involvement can really boost a child's learning, so we love it when teachers share our resources with parents and get more children playing at home. Play the game on iPhone, iPad, Android, Amazon Kindle, or for free on PC.
Here are the best ways you spread the word about Teach Your Monster to Read:
Print and send our letter to parents
Download and print out this letter for parents and pass it on to parents so their children can access the games at home.
Send the player password cards home
You can download player password cards for all your players from your My_Account page when you sign in. Parents can then log in to their child's game on their device and the player's progress is tracked so you can monitor their progress too.
Share leaflets and badges on your website and social channels
Print out the Teach Your Monster to Read leaflet and pass to parents and colleagues who are looking for a fun and free reading resource.
Download the Teach Your Monster to Read badge and add it to your school website or blog so that more parents know about the game. More images, logos and the game overviews can be found on our press page.
Recommend Teach Your Monster to Read on social media. Go to our Facebook page and Twitter feed to share the series with friends, teachers and parents. Want some words to share in a school or PTA newsletter or social media channel? How about:
"Teach Your Monster to Read is an incredible game that makes learning to read fun. It's highly recommended by teachers and complements phonics programmes used in schools. It covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences. It's free to play on teachyourmonstertoread.com or download the paid app #TeachYourMonsterToRead"
Spread the word about our app
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!