Archive: February 2019

Teach Your Monster to Read: FREE for 1 week only!

Our Bafta-nominated game is FREE on all app stores from Monday 4th March 2019 to Sunday 10th March 2019.

Helped over 10 million children learn to read

Teach Your monster to Read is the immensely popular game that makes learning to read fun. It has now been played almost 100 million times worldwide and helped over 10 million children learn to read.

The game was developed by The Usborne Foundation, a charity founded by children’s publisher, Peter Usborne MBE, with a mission to help children around the world learn to read.

We believe that every child should be given the opportunity to learn and develop. Giving our phonics and reading app away for free enables teachers and pupils to benefit from using the game in classrooms and at home.

Complements phonics programmes used in schools

The game covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences. There are three levels which between them cover the first two years of the reading journey. Developed in conjunction with leading academics from the University of Roehampton, it is educationally robust and complements all synthetic phonics programmes used in schools.

Widely praised by teachers and parents across the globe

  • The kids absolutely love this game - and they’re learning!
  • I am using the app with my reception class. The children are loving it! They are all really keen to progress and can be heard talking to their monsters as they are working with each phoneme.
  • Far and away the best reading tool we have found for our kids.
  • I was stunned to see how much they enjoyed playing this. It blew me away.
  • It’s phonics based approach is pedagogically sound and up to date with the latest thinking on the topic. All education software should be this well thought through.

Free period

The game will be free to download between Monday 4th March 2019 to Sunday 10th March 2019. Once downloaded, it will remain completely free to play on your device after this period.

Download on iTunes

Download on Google Play Store

Download on Amazon

Help our charity by spreading the word!

Example tweet / Facebook post: Get the BAFTA-nominated literacy app, Teach Your Monster to Read, for FREE this week only. Hurry, ends Sunday 10th March!, and #monsterscanread #phonics @monsterscanread

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Unicorns, princesses and superheroes! New costumes, certificates and more in update 3.3

The Teach Monster team has been tremendously busy working on the latest update to the game. We're so pleased to bring you version 3.3 of Teach Your Monster to Read, which is packed full of fun additions and 'quality of life' changes for your children to enjoy. Let's check out what's new!

  • You can now dress your monster up as a princess, a superhero, a unicorn or a dinosaur! These new costumes are hidden throughout the 3 games. A special prize goes to the first monster to collect them all! Let us know if you manage to hunt them all down :)
  • There are snazzy new certificates for every game your monster completes. This much-loved feature of the web version of the game has now been brought to the app. Tap on the trophy icon on the login screen to view your achievements.

  • You can now play practice mode with logged in monsters. We’ve also improved the interface to make it easier to jump into the game.
  • The popular running mini-game (you know... the one with the flowers) has been updated so it’s smoother to play.

  • There are more exciting prizes in the first game and the stars you collect are now carried across all three games.
  • Many small bugs have been fixed, including a multi-logout error, a keyboard bug when entering star codes and a proxy-related issue. We’ve also improved our error reporting in case of future ‘monsters in the system’.

All of this is thanks to your wonderful feedback and reviews. We read and respond to everything we can, so please keep them coming.

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