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Teach Your Monster: Reading For Fun - 70+ free kids e-Books

Did you know Teach Your Monster Reading for Fun is jam-packed with over 70 FREE books? Plus magazines and more from the Usborne range, as well as Okido, Otter-Barry and Teach Your Monster, too.

In Teach Your Monster: Reading For Fun, kids can earn books in return for completing tasks. Your child will love earning book rewards for completing a number of reading-focused tasks, activities and quests, such as following recipes, instructions, signposts and dialogue. 

Every book collected can be added to a virtual bookshelf — available to pick up and read at any time! Below, we have included descriptions of some of the books on offer within the game. 

Play Reading for Fun today: https://bit.ly/3p4Bbp4

FREE BEDTIME STORY BOOKS

Badger’s Happy Feeling - A story about finding happiness within.

Dog and The Balloon - Dog wants someone to play with - but where can he find a friend?

Little Bear and the Clock - How can you make the clock go faster so that grandma will arrive? Little bear finds out the answer.

Little Lion’s Roar - Little lions can’t roar, but all his animal friends are determined to teach him. How can he learn to do it?

Little Rabbit and the World - Little Rabbit wants to explore the big wide world, but how can she climb high enough to see it?

Little Tiger and the Island - Little Tiger wants to go to the island, but he’s scared of swimming. How can he get there?

FREE BOOKS OF POEMS

Can You Do The Robot? - A poem encouraging children to mimic fun dance movements.

Dum-Diddy Dum - Children read and hum along to this musical poem.

Four Little Seeds - Follow the journeys of four little seeds in this read-out-loud poem.

Imagine if the World was just one Colour - What colour would you choose to paint the world? A poem about colours.

Jitterbug Ball - Join the mini-beasts dance their Jitterbug ball.

Monster Poems - Roger Stevens paints pictures of the village with words. Find out more about the characters who live there, places to go and strange and unusual events in this book of poems.

There’s a Whole World in my Park - A poem about the wonder of nature in the park.

FREE BOOKS ABOUT ARTS AND CRAFTS

Dinosaur Fun - Learn a range of methods for crafting dinosaurs.

How to Make a Star - Learn how to make a folded star out of paper.

I Can Cut and Stick - Use simple materials such as cardboard and old envelopes to cut and stick a truck, a caterpillar, an octopus puppet and lots more ideas.

I Can Draw Animals - Grab your crayons and follow these simple steps to draw a lion, a rabbit, a monkey and lots more animals.

Make Paper Plate Animal Masks - Learn how to make paper plate masks.

Make Your Own Plasticine - Learn how to make your own plasticine and mix colours together.

FREE EDUCATIONAL BOOKS

My First Dinosaur Book - The history of dinosaurs and their many names.

My First Cookbook - A range of recipes designed for children and adults to cook together.

Messy Monster Architecture - Messy, Zoe and Felix learn the best way to build a house.

Messy Monster Coding - Messy, Zoe and Felix find a secret message.

Messy Monster Mammals - Messy, Zoe and Felix learn what it’s like to be a mammal.

My First Book About Food - What is pasta? How is bread made? Where does milk come from? Find out in this book and have fun doing quizzes and puzzles.

My First Book About How Things Grow - How do peanuts grow? Where do seeds come from? Which flowers bloom in the spring? Find out in this book and have fun doing puzzles and quizzes.

The Sun and Moon Rendezvous - Find out what happens when the sun and moon try to meet

THOUGHT-PROVOKING FREE BOOKS

Immi - A beautiful, watercolour-illustrated story about friendship and change.

The Emperor’s New Clothes - The classic story with a moral, focusing on not allowing pride to stop us from speaking up when we know the truth.

FREE BOOKS THAT ENCOURAGE FOCUS AND OBSERVATION

Little Red Riding Hood - The classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood, with a little yellow duck to find on every page.

Night & Day - As the sun sets, many animals are going to sleep, but lots are just beginning to wake up. Go on a journey from dusk to dawn, to see some night-time animals. Then, say good morning to chirping birds and sunbathing lizards.

On the Beach - Beaches and the surrounding sea, from sandy, tropical shores, to those covered in snow and ice, are home to an incredible variety of plants and animals. Explore a rock pool brimming with creatures, find out about hunting penguins, and see how baby turtles hatch from eggs buried under the sand.

Ponds - Ponds are packed full of life. Discover the bugs, birds and other creatures that live in and around ponds, from dragonflies swooping around above the water, to beetles diving deep below.

Robot OK-1 - Observe differences between robots and humans and learn to tell them apart

Seasons - This book takes you on a journey through the seasons, looking at the changing wildlife and landscapes.

Which book has caught your eye? We’d love to hear your favourites, and do let us know if there are any books you’d like to see in the game!

Play Teach Your Monster Reading for Fun

I was stunned to see how much they enjoyed this. It blew me away.

Matt Lovegrove, Cippenham Primary School

Why Play?

  • Covers letters and sounds to reading full sentences.
  • Designed in collaboration with leading academics.
  • Computer version is 100% free.

FAQ

Why is the computer version free?

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.

The charity was founded by Peter Usborne MBE and his children, Nicola and Martin, 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.

What age is it for?

The game is for children in the first stages of learning to read, or for older children who need a bit more practice. Read more details about the three games.

How do children learn from the game?

The game takes children on a magical journey, meeting colourful characters along the way and collecting fantastic rewards. When children are engaged, they’re motivated to learn.

As they progress, they rehearse a range of essential reading skills; matching letters to sounds, blending, segmenting, tricky words and reading full sentences.

Find out exactly what the game covers.

Will it work on my device?

The game runs on any normal laptop or desktop computer (including Apple Macs) and the app works on iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle tablets.

Who are The Usborne Foundation?

Peter Usborne is the founder and Managing Director of Usborne 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, and was recently awarded an MBE for services to publishing.

Testimonials

"I was stunned to see how much they enjoyed this. It blew me away."

Matt Lovegrove,
Cippenham Primary School

"The kids absolutely love this game - and they're learning!"

John Hole,
Wray Common Primary School

"This is a fun and engaging way to help your child learn to read. My son warmed to the game quickly and didn't want to stop playing it!"

Sarah Fox,
mum to Leon aged 5

This is a fun and engaging way to help your child learn to read. My son warmed to the game quickly and didn't want to stop playing it!

Sarah Fox, mum to Leon aged 5

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