Teach your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning app, available for free to play on desktop and laptop computers. The iPhone, iPad and Android version of the game is a paid-for app which helps fund the project.

The game is for children in the first stages of learning to read, or for older children who need a bit more practice. ‘It 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’.

It has been provided by the Usborne Foundation charity, as a way of helping children learn to read. 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.