Teach Your Monster to Read

App review by Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media
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age 4+

Fun, lengthy journey goes from basics to reading competency.

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age 4+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 4+

This is a great program for little ones just learning to read.

The program is great! The repetition is what is needed to help them learn that each letter has its own sound(s). How to read letter combinations, and that changing one letter could change the word completely. The only downside is that it is a British accent (I do not have an issue with British accents normally). I wish they add a variety of english accents so as to not confuse a child that is just starting out. We are American, and though most words my child understands, but there are some where the accent becomes too heavy that he doesn't understand what is being said. For example, the word "again." In the British accent he thinks it says "a game." Another word is "thought."
age 4+

Huge hit with 6 yo and mom

It seemed like my kindergarten could suddenly read everything, including words I thought would be really difficult (like thought and would). It turns out, he had been playing this game at school. He loves it! Over the summer we have been letting him play at home and he can't seem to get enough. There are about 10 mini games (maybe more, but I can think of ten off the top of my head) it cycles through and they change a bit as the player levels up. They can also dress and change their monster which my son really enjoys. I can't recommend this game highly enough. O will say it works much better on a touch screen than not.

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