About Us

We’re Teach Your Monster, a non-profit that creates magical, fun-filled learning games for kids.

We work with leading academics to create beautifully crafted games kids love to play. We do this with the help of friendly monsters, playful design and out-of-this-world storytelling! 

Trusted by teachers and parents, our innovative products aim to engage even the most reluctant of learners.

We’re part of The Usborne Foundation — a charity set up by Peter Usborne CBE of Usborne Publishing to support early years learning.

We believe every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential in early years and beyond.

The Teach Your Monster story

Usborne Publishing is an independent, family-run business. It has been sparking children’s curiosity and love of reading around the world since 1973. In 2011, Peter Usborne CBE, along with his daughter Nicola and son Martin, established the Usborne Foundation. The foundation's aim was to develop creative and innovative responses to challenges facing early years education.

The start of this journey was the creation of our first game - Teach Your Monster to Read. A game that would come to help over 30 million children on the first crucial steps of their reading journey. Since launch it has been played over 300 million times! It has helped 2 million children learn to read every month and received BAFTA nominations in 2013 and 2015.

In 2021 we changed our name to Teach Your Monster to represent our growing family of games. We now help children tackle a diverse range of learning challenges in new and exciting ways, from numeracy to nutrition.

As an organisation we are proud of our methodology which puts children at the center of the creative process. Our creative teams have support to become experts working in collaboration with expert educational advisors. Player testing in classrooms is built into the process from the very start.

All this makes beautifully crafted stories, compelling characters and engaging game play! We create learning adventures that kids will want to come back to play again and again.

Who do we work with?

We take the process of making our games and creating our monsters very seriously. We bring together world-leading education experts working collaboratively with creative talent from diverse backgrounds. From game developers, animators, designers, authors to musicians, we want to produce the best games possible.

Our long-standing relationship with Roehampton University has helped us understand early years literacy. We are expanding to work with other academic partners as we build into new areas of learning.

Join the Monsters

We are always looking for great people to collaborate with as we build and develop our games.

We operate an ongoing recruitment process to help us find new talent and diversify our teams. You can find out more about this on our work with us page.

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