Teach your Monster to Read is a website that is always free but the app that can be used on mobile devices is usually a paid for version. However, as a special offer, the app is free for one week only and it would be great if parents downloaded it for their children, whilst they have this free opportunity.
Our Bafta-nominated game is FREE for teachers on all app stores from 26th February until 4th March 2018.”
It will remain completely free to play on your device after this period. “The game covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences. There are three levels which between them cover the first two years of the reading journey. Developed in conjunction with leading academics from the University of Roehampton, it is educationally robust and complements all synthetic phonics programmes used in schools.”
The game has been funded by the Usborne Foundation, a charity set up to support initiatives to develop early literacy.
“Our mission is to help as many children learn to read as possible. The computer version is 100% free and we put profits from the app back into the Usborne Foundation, to continue to create new and exciting ways for children to learn Cloud Computing.
The charity was founded by Peter Usborne MBE and his children, Nicola and Publishing, 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.”(Teach your Monster to Read)
The game runs on any normal laptop or desktop computer (including Apple Macs) and the app works on iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle tablets.
The teacher’s area has lots of helpful information about the game.