Monkey Stories: Books & Games 4+

English learning app for kids

Early Start Co. Ltd

    • 4.4 • 111 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Monkey Stories is an English language learning program which aims at helping children be fluent in English before the age of 10 (suitable for children of 2 - 10 years of age).

I. Achievements

Monkey Stories has won many prestigious awards and achievements, leading the way in English learning apps for children.
#1 most downloaded English learning app for kids.
More than 10 million users worldwide.
Users in 108 countries, including English-speaking countries such as the US, UK, Australia and Canada.
Monkey Stories is also developed by the founder of Monkey Junior, the application won the First Prize in the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Tech-I Competition chaired by US President Barack Obama.

II. Introduction to Monkey Stories app for iPhone/iPad

1. Targeted users
Monkey Stories is most suitable for children aged 2-10 which helps children develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

2. Objectives
Listening: Fully recognize and understand language heard when communicating with native speakers
Speaking: Standard American English pronunciation and intonation
Reading: Improve your children's reading comprehension and make reading more fun and fulfilling
Writing: Develop accurate writing style, logical flow, word usage, and expression like a native user

3. Why Monkey Stories?

3.1. Help children to immerse themselves in English at home
Access to over 430 audiobooks divided into four levels, diverse genres with selective and educational content.
Access to standardized English voices with diverse features, such as: listening with a timer, audiobooks playing on screensaver, subtitles with each word highlighted in time with the vocal recording,...

3.2. Master accurate American English pronunciation
Monkey Stories applies Synthetic Phonics - the famous synthetic decoding and blending method used by the Ministry of Education of English-speaking countries around the world. This method helps children to spell words easily, read fluently, write with correct spelling, and boost confidence when communicating in English.

3.3. Broaden social knowledge as well as vocabulary that is often used in everyday life
The diverse words in Monkey Stories are used to cover many different topics, providing children with a rich and large vocabulary. This is a foundation which children can use to understand and use English flexibly and correctly.

3.4. Learn all four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing
With just a single application, children can practice all 4 skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing effectively thanks to more than 1,100+ interactive picture stories, 430+ audiobooks...

3.5. Monkey Stories does not affect children’s health
With appropriate learning time and fantastic features like listening with a timer and audiobooks playing on screensaver, kids can learn effectively and minimize the negative impacts on their eyesight, which parents are still worried about when letting their children use applications.

III. Features
Outstanding features of Monkey Stories:

- High interactivity: listening, watching, reading, touching, and speaking, all of which keep kids active during the lesson.
- Accurate pronunciation evaluation using voice recognition (AI).
- Effective story classification system by level and topic.
- Subtitles with each word highlighted in time with the vocal recording.
- Post-story activities with attractive graphics.
- Weekly updated content.
- Printable PDF worksheets for children to practice after reading stories or other lessons.

IV. Support
Terms of Use:
Privacy Policy:

What’s New

Version 3.9.4

The new version has optimized some features to enhance learning experience

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings


Very good so far!

Have not used it for a long time but so far… impressed;
good interactions; ability to click on images and hear the words;

Magi3644 ,

I use this for work all time.

I bought the life time membership. I am a drama teacher that teaches in ESL schools by profession and I travel around my area and teach at a number if different schools. I teach from Kindie to Highschool and I have to say for story drama this is super helpful. I think it really shines in ESL enviorments. The software can be a little unreliable every now and again. The stories can be a tad boring. And I really wish they would add more animated stories. I feel they have gotten a little lazy about that. But it overall is a great app always getting story updates and it was worth every penny.

Not sure2427 ,


This was great when I first tried, so we subscribed. About a month into the 6 months purchased, it no longer will open. Sometimes it will open but at least 9 out of 10 times it just quits while trying to launch or says it can’t locate my subscription and restoring fails to work. I’ve sent in a support message, so will see if there is a resolution. My daughter really likes it, except that now every time we try to play it ends up being 30 minutes of me trying to get it working and by then she has moved on.

App Privacy

The developer, Early Start Co. Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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