Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps iOS
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Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps

by Teach Monster Games.

$9.99 > $4.99

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

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

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.

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.


● 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.

Reviews of the online game:

"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 Your Monster to Read: First Steps App Details & Overview

Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps is an application developed by Teach Monster Games. and released on iOS. The app is compatible with iOS 6.0 or later on the following devices: iPhone 7, iPhone 6, iPad 3, iPad Mini and iPod Touch 5G or newer.

Download the Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps app and use on your iPhone or iPad. Click here to download the app for Android or Windows devices.

Developer site: Support

What's new in version 3.1

NEW! * Practice Mode including our brand new 10 Minute Adventure and Single Minigames * 10 Minute Adventure: Choose letter sounds to practice in a fun and interactive new adventure mode * Single Minigames: Choose a ‘letter sound matching’ or ‘blending and segmenting’ game with your chosen GPCs (Grapheme Phoneme Correspondences) * Music volume controls in Settings to enable users to choose the balance between music and speech IMPROVEMENTS AND FIXES * Switched the first game from sheep to ducks to avoid confusion with “s” letter sound and “sh-eep” * Polished the interface – clearer images, texts and buttons to enhance the overall appearance * New in-game music in some mini-games to add more variety and aid in the clarity of phonemes * More intuitive controls for the UFO and submarine mini-games * Added Progress Maps between levels in Fun With Words and between galaxies in Champion Reader * Fixed a word sequence in Champion Reader * Minor bug fixes including in monster shop and on maps * Reduced memory load in Champion Reader

Rank in top paid apps

Ranking - Apps (iPhone) - United States
  • Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps is a good rated app with 3.5 stars.
  • The app is currently $4.99, instead of its regular price of $9.99.

App Updates (View More)

  • $9.99 -> $4.99 Jul 26, 2017
  • $4.99 -> $9.99 Jul 19, 2017
  • Free -> $4.99 Mar 27, 2017
  • $4.99 -> Free Mar 20, 2017
  • Free -> $4.99 Oct 3, 2016
  • Release v1.0.2 Jul 23, 2014

App Data

Current Version: 3.1
File Size: 95Mb
Genre: Education
Publisher: Teach Monster Games.
Content Rating: 4+
Users Rating: 3.50 (7 reviews)
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Love it!

Rated 5 out of 5
By Empey6 on August 11, 2017
This app is amazing! Both my 6 year old and 3 year old enjoy playing it and it really does help them...

Fabulous program and app!

Rated 5 out of 5
By Kelsey W. SLP on July 12, 2017
I'm an SLP who helps children with reading difficulties. I have recommended this wonderful program to many families. The kids...

4yr old loves this app!

Rated 5 out of 5
By mdc84 on July 12, 2017
My 4 yr old cannot get enough of this app... and I don't feel bad letting him "play" since he is...

Effective and fun!

Rated 5 out of 5
By Emp Zog on July 6, 2017
When my 4 year old daughter began using this game she loved it and didn't want to put it down. When...

Love this app

Rated 5 out of 5
By Srtstp on July 6, 2017
My youngest started using this app at three at become a strong reader by four! Wish I would have known...

Absolutely wonderful!

Rated 5 out of 5
By Mom9901 on July 6, 2017
I use both the online and app versions with my first graders. It is the hands down favorite. Even if...

Great tool for beginning readers

Rated 5 out of 5
By GreenieMama on June 8, 2017
I've used this app with 2 kids and they both love it - even though one can read now, she still...

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