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

by Teach Monster Games.

Universal App - Designed for both iPhone and iPad.

Price: $4.99

App Description

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

What's new in version 3.0.4

- New! You can change your monster's appearance by tapping on it in the monster shop! - Added an 'exit' button to log out of game (within the monster shop) - Small bug fixes - Any aspect ratios - Improved full screen behaviour - Improved memory use

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  • Free -> $4.99 Mar 27, 2017
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  • Release v1.0.2 Jul 23, 2014
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App Details

Current Version: 3.0.4
File Size: 91Mb
Genre: Education
Publisher: Teach Monster Games.
Content Rating: 4+
Users Rating: 3.00 (11 reviews)

App Overview

The Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps app game is now available for $4.99 on iOS. The application 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 Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps and use it on your iPhone or iPad (See button below). If you have an Android or Windows device, you can find links to download this app here.

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  • Great for struggling readers!

    Rated 4 out of 5
    By fishy_osburn, March 30, 2017
    This is the best app I've found so far for teaching the proper phonetic sounds. My 6yo son was really...
  • Love it but

    Rated 5 out of 5
    By tinkbutt, March 23, 2017
    The sounds are SO loud and the guy who is speaking isn't. It makes it hard to have it at...
  • Great App!

    Rated 5 out of 5
    By Ralph USA, January 31, 2017
    Not sure why there are negative reviews. This is a great app! My daughter absolutely loves it and so do...
  • Mom

    Rated 5 out of 5
    By S.Dragoon, December 22, 2016
    This app is AMAZING!! I have three boys, 2,4,6. My oldest really struggled with letter sounds so we found this game...
  • Good app for my 4 yr old

    Rated 5 out of 5
    By life.as.nicolej, December 9, 2015
    The app is easy to use and enjoyable for my son.
  • Wonderful… Perfect when a few things fixed

    Rated 3 out of 5
    , June 3, 2015
    I love, love, love the Teach Your Monster To Read games for my ELL students! And even better, they love...
  • Close to awesome, but.

    Rated 3 out of 5
    , February 22, 2015
    This app is a ton of fun and very well made. The only issue is that in order to replay...
Our Verdict: Pass

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