**Completely FREE for a limited time! A new monster game full of books - from the makers of Teach Your Monster to Read**
From the charity behind the award-winning Teach Your Monster to Read comes a brand new game that gets kids reading for fun! Take your monster to explore a magical village full of fascinating facts and spellbinding stories.
The latest educational game from Teach Your Monster, ‘Reading for Fun’ is designed with experts from Roehampton University to get kids reading more, boost their confidence and inspire a lifelong love of reading.
Make your own monster with hundreds of items, make friends with colourful characters and collect over 70 brilliant free ebooks (from Usborne, Okido, Otter-Barry and more) to add to your monster’s bookshelf.
There are hours and hours of fun, whilst you read along the way.
Every interaction involves reading, from following signposts and checking the village noticeboard to reading aloud with librarian Goldspear. The books you discover will help you bake delicious cakes, make the villagers laugh and even find treasure!
It’s up to you to choose what to explore and when. But hurry, the villagers need your help. Your monster must use all its wisdom, skills and bravery to stop the book-eating goblin causing chaos in the village and eating all the books!
The game encourages children of all ages to read for pleasure, helping them build empathy by putting themselves in different characters’ shoes. The game is perfect to play at home and school, alongside Teach Your Monster to Read 1,2,3 or on its own.
A NOT-FOR-PROFIT GAME TO HELP KIDS WITH READING
Reading for Fun has been created by Teach Your Monster, which is part of The Usborne Foundation. The Usborne Foundation is a charity founded by children’s publisher, Peter Usborne MBE.
Harnessing research, design and technology, Teach Your Monster is a non-profit that creates playful media to address issues from literacy to health.
SO MANY BENEFITS OF READING FOR FUN!
• Boost children’s confidence with reading.
• Develop children’s empathy, as they put themselves in different characters’ shoes and develop an understanding of the wider world.
• Improve children’s understanding of reading for different purposes (such as recipes, signposts and instructions).
• Positive screen time for children, as they read for fun.
TOP FEATURES WITH AN EXPERT PEDAGOGY
Reading for pleasure is proven to transform children’s literacy skills, academic performance and chances of living a happy and successful life. The pedagogy of Reading for Pleasure within this game has been developed in close collaboration with educational experts from Roehampton University.
• Try new things: Read different sorts of text, from signposts and instructions, to a whole range of fiction and non-fiction books.
• Play in a world of reading: There’s a whole village to explore, with reading woven into it.
• Achieve: Complete jobs to get rewarded with books for your monster’s bookshelf.
• Be part of a reading community: Make friends and help out the villagers with quests that require reading. Pop into the village library to read along with Goldspear, Coco and more.
• Solve challenges and follow the story as it unfolds: Read recipes to make treats, read the delivery instructions to deliver books and go on quests to deal with the book-eating goblin.
• Choose what you like: Discover new authors, poems, stories and series of children’s books that you’ll love.
• Keep on reading: Collect over 70 brilliant free ebooks from Usborne, Okido, Otter-Barry and more. There’s a whole world of reading to explore as much or as little as you want.
“Practicing reading while having fun! As a mom and a teacher, this thrills me”
“This game is an engaging way to get my reluctant reader to enjoy reading”
“My children are choosing to play this instead of their video games. They think it is like the RPG games”
What are you waiting for? Take your monster on an epic reading adventure today!
Over one million children’s books have been read in the game! A huge thanks to the hundreds of thousands of children who’ve played already... King Peter salutes you!
We’ve been beavering away and have improved things based on your feedback. Here’s what’s in this update:
• Your Adventure - You can now see where you are in the story and how many days you've played.
• Brand new ‘book talk’ from the villagers whilst you’re reading selected books in the library.
• A couple more recipes to the bakery recipe book. Mmmmm fruit cake!
• A bunch of quality-of-life improvements: you’re now able to move villagers that cover words in books, swipe book pages a little easier and tap villagers to make speech bubbles disappear.
We want to make this game as great as it can possibly be, so please leave a review and let us know what you think; we read every one!
Ratings and Reviews
Promotes the Idea that Reading is Fun and Exciting
This game is such a fun follow up to Teach Your Monster to Read! I have a few students who have become Champion Readers on the first app, so I will move them to this game soon. I love that players can earn books for completing the challenges. Because books are presented as a reward, they are valuable and exciting in students’ minds. And since they can click to have help reading, they won’t just click through. I have tested this app first with a student older than the students I teach and that student loves playing it and prefers it over other games.
Great reading RPG
We’ve been playing this since we got to beta test it. It is so much fun. It’s an RPG (role playing game) that teaches reading. Kiddos don’t even realize it’s teaching them as they play. “Secret homework” as Peter Usborne would say. Increase skills as you read the interaction between players and earn books for completing quests/tasks to help the villagers. And it has a read along for kiddos that need help. Can’t say enough good things.
Fun Game with lots of reading fun
My 7 year old has been playing this all weekend. She had gotten bored with the Teach Your Monster to Read game as she is pretty much past phonics and reading fairly fluently. This is a great game for squeezing in more fun reading.
My 3 year old and I play this game together and I read everything to him. It’s really fun, especially if you feel like you need a change up in your reading with your kid routine.
Both kids like the selection of books.
My daughter has found one bug: changes she makes to her monster’s appearance don’t stay saved and it reverts once she steps outside her house.
Developer Response ,
Hello! It's great to hear that both your 7 year old and your 3 year old enjoy playing and reading in the game. We're delighted to hear that the game is now part of your reading routine and you read / play it with your younger son :)
That's wonderful. Thanks so much for reporting that bug too. Your daughter has indeed found a bug! We've just replicated it and we will get an update live, with a fix, really soon!
We would like to reward your daughter with a special bug-hunting certificate, courtesy of King Peter. Please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us at facebook.com/teachyourmonster and we'll send it over :)
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- 404.4 MB
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.1 or later.
- iPod touch
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- Age Rating
- 4+, Made for Ages 6–8
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