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

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 3.0.4

- 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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App Updates (View More)

  • Free -> $4.99 Mar 27, 2017
  • $4.99 -> Free Mar 20, 2017
  • Free -> $4.99 Oct 3, 2016
  • $4.99 -> Free Aug 18, 2016
  • $4.99 -> Free Nov 28, 2014
  • Release v1.0.2 Jul 23, 2014

App Data

Current Version: 3.0.4
File Size: 91Mb
Genre: Education
Publisher: Teach Monster Games.
Content Rating: 4+
Users Rating: 3.50 (11 reviews)
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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...

Such an awesome literacy app!

Rated 5 out of 5
By Hevycole367 on June 5, 2017
I LOVE this game! I'm a special educator, and I use it for my kindergarten students with autism and possibly...

So much fun!

Rated 5 out of 5
By triBoyMom on June 3, 2017
This is a high quality learning game, but my kids think they're doing something cool! I don't feel a bit...

Great app

Rated 5 out of 5
By kael's mommy on June 2, 2017
My 4 year old loves this game! He's always asking for my phone to play. I'm so glad I got it...

Reading Interventionist

Rated 5 out of 5
By Ms. Junk on June 1, 2017
My students love using this app!

Love this app!

Rated 5 out of 5
By beccablau on June 1, 2017
Both of my children have been playing this app for more than a year. (8 & 6) Reading is a large part of...


Rated 5 out of 5
By Mrsgfowler on May 31, 2017
This app is awesome for my kindergarten students! Each kid gets their own customized path through the game and they...

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