Monkey Stories:Books & Reading 4+

English learning app for kids

Early Start Co. Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 1K 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 3.9.2

The new version has some bugs fixed to improve app operation

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

happy special needs mom ,

Great app!

I love this app! It has many different books on several different levels so your child can advance at their own pace. Each book has sound and animation which helps the child b6 both hearing and seeing the word and then seeing it in action. These are well done and fun.

Micdrig ,

Intriguing To Children

The stories grab kids attention. Even small children stop and want to listen. I love the highlighted words so my beginning reader can follow along. It saves my voice also which is really a plus! I love all the Monkey Jr Apps!

szhu01105 ,

Excellent app

This app provides easy to read stories for my toddler who is currently 2 years old. Definitely recommend it.

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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

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