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About Us

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

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

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

The Usborne Foundation

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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.

Since launch in 2012 Teach Your Monster to Read has...

The Teach Your Monster story

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

The start of this journey was the creation of 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, helps two 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 are now helping 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 are given support to become experts in the chosen field working in close collaboration with expert educational advisors. Player testing in classrooms is built into the process from the very start.

All this comes together in beautifully crafted stories, compelling characters and engaging game play as we create learning adventures that kids will come 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 to work in close collaboration with highly creative talent from diverse backgrounds — game developers, animators, designers, authors and musicians.

Our long-standing relationship with Roehampton University has helped us understand early years literacy and 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 openings page.

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