Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning phonics and reading game that’s helped millions of children learn to read.

• Parents have seen significant improvements in their children’s literacy within weeks.
• Teachers claim it’s a wonderful and captivating classroom tool that helps their students learn to read.
• Kids love making their monster and teaching it read. They learn through play.

Children create a monster and take it on a magical journey over three extensive games - meeting a host of colourful characters along the way and improving their reading skills as they progress.

• Covers the first two years of learning to read, from matching letters and sounds to enjoying little books.
• Designed in collaboration with leading academics and game designers.
• Complements all synthetic phonics programmes used in schools.
• Suitable for school and home use.
• Includes all 3 games! First Steps, Fun With Words and Champion Reader!

The game is rigorous and works with any phonics scheme so it’s perfect for use in school and at home. It’s developed in collaboration with leading academics at the University of Roehampton.

The app is commonly used in preschool, primary school, kindergarten and first grade as an interactive teaching resource.

Teach Your Monster to Read has been created by Teach Monster Games Ltd. which is a subsidiary of The Usborne Foundation. The Usborne Foundation is a charity founded by children’s publisher, Peter Usborne MBE. Harnessing research, design and technology, we create playful media addressing issues from literacy to health.

• Complements Phases 2-5 of UK Government-approved Letters and Sounds and other major systematic synthetic phonics programmes.
• Absolutely no in-app purchases, hidden costs or in-game adverts. Perfect for kids!
• Suitable for ages 3-6.
• Designed in collaboration with reading experts from Roehampton University.
• Available on iPad and iPhone.

"This game is the absolute best quality phonics game I have come across for educational and fun value."
Marie Lewis, Rochdale

“My class have reaped loads of benefits from using the programme and the difference in some of their reading skills has been dramatic."
Maria Andrews, Foundation Phase Teacher

"This is a fabulous game. I'm not kidding when I say that my daughter essentially learned all her letter sounds using First steps, with relatively minimal input from me! Great for parents to practise their letter sounds too."
Eleanor Jones

Teach Monster Games Ltd is a subsidiary of The Usborne Foundation, a registered charity in England and Wales, charity number 1121957.

What’s New

Version 4.0.5


• Play the brand new minigame where you rescue villagers. Kids love this minigame so much that we've made it the first minigame your monster runs into.
• Head over to 'Practice' mode to race against the duck professor in a jet pack!
• We've also made some bug fixes along the way including a fix for users reporting crashing within Practice mode and 10 Minute Adventure.

We want to make this game as great as it can possibly be, so please leave a review, we read every one!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
617 Ratings

617 Ratings

LliamAS ,

Works perfectly for little readers

Both my 4 & 6 year olds love this app.
It has helped reinforce school taught reading techniques for my eldest, and provided an entry point for my youngest, who after a few months of having this app is now reading introductory reading books borrowed from a primary school.

More importantly then this however, is the fact they both love reading and this app has played a part in fostering that.

Developer Response ,

It's great to hear that the app is reinforcing what your children are learning at school in a fun and engaging way! We're so pleased it's helping them earn to read. Thanks for the review, Alex

AskedNAnswered ,

My monsters love their monsters

My children have access to more than one app to help them read, but even though two of them are well beyond needing basic reading skills, they love to look after their monsters and help them read.
This app is engaging and encouraging. You couldn’t ask for much more.

Developer Response ,

Great, thanks for the review!

ninazarechnaia ,

Great educational game

Amazing! My son (5) was playing it since I downloaded it and already learned more then in 2 months at school. He wouldn’t play reading eggs but he loves Teach Monster. It’s so well made with rewards and possibility to buy gifts when he earned stars.
I wish the developer will do something similars for numbers in the future ?

Developer Response ,

That's excellent to read, and thanks for the suggestion. We're looking into it!


Teach Monster Games Ltd
137 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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