Online game to help improve reading

The Usborne Foundation launches third free online game to help youngsters develop their reading skills

The Usborne Foundation has announced the anticipated launch of Teach Your Monster to Read 3:  Champion Reader, a free online reading game to help young learners further develop their reading skills. 

In collaboration with reading experts at the University of Roehampton, the latest game in the BAFTA-nominated, multi-award winning series is compatible with Phase 5 of the UK Letters and Sounds programme, and other major systematic synthetic phonics programmes.

With a strong focus on developing children’s skills in reading more fluently and for meaning, the new game builds on children’s existing knowledge of graphemes and phonemes, introducing new pronunciations and spellings. It also provides further blending and segmenting practice, and children gain extensive sentence practice throughout the game.  

Peter Usborne, founder and managing director of Usborne Publishing who also established The Usborne Foundation, a charitable organisation, said: “Our series of Teach Your Monster to Read games support children at different reading levels, and as well as being a fun and exciting way to learn, they are also free. The games are proving an enormous hit with teachers, parents and children. It’s wonderful to take the adventure to the next level with the launch of Teach Your Monster to Read 3: Champion Reader, and to instil a sense of exploration and discovery for today’s young learners.” 

Teach Your Monster to Read 3: Champion Reader, welcomes the monsters from series 1 and 2 into a new universe full of fascinating planets to explore, and curious new characters to meet.   During their adventure, players collect stars and are rewarded with prizes for teaching their monster to read, and completing the quest successfully.


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