Homer - #1 Learn to Read Program for Kids Age 2-8 App Description & Overview
Welcome to Homer, the #1 learn to read app for kids ages 2-8. Nurturing, fun, easy to use, Homer grows with children as they develop at every age and stage. Just 15 minutes a day was shown to increase early reading scores by 74% in a recent study.
“Homer has something for everyone! My two year old is not ready to read, but he loves the songs, stories and games. When he’s ready, he’ll use the learn to read lessons just like my older son who is 5 and sounding out words. It’s great to have one app that they both love.” Kate G. mom of two boys.
“My daughter uses Homer every single day! Her teachers tell me she is reading way above grade level and I know it’s because of Homer.”
- Kelly S., mom of a Kindergarten student
Children will cultivate a love of reading through age-appropriate stories, music, and games, and learn critical phonics, sight words and other skills at every reading stage.
Winner of the Teacher’s Choice Gold Award, Homer teaches:
Our 30-day free trial gives up to four children full access to:
-1,000+ lessons covering phonics, sight words, ABCs organized in a step-by-step program for kids at all reading stages
-New animated stories delivered every Saturday via Homer’s Saturday Surprise feature
- 200+ stories for toddler, preschool, kindergarten and kids up to age 8
- Science and History lessons to build advanced knowledge & vocabulary
- Art and Music activities to foster creativity
- 150+ Printable Worksheets, Learning Games, Puzzles and Offline Activities
- 60 First Readers to practice phonics, sight words and decoding
- Record feature that captures children reading their first book
-Parent dashboard to track your child’s progress
-Individual profiles for up to 4 children, who can learn at one time
-Our 100% child-safe, ad-free learning experience
Your child can try Homer FREE for 30 days! If you enjoy your trial, do nothing, and your membership will automatically continue if you choose to remain a member. Membership is $7.99/month, charged to your iTunes account automatically after the free trial period is over.
If you subscribe via iTunes:
--You may turn off auto-renewal in your iTunes user settings at any time during your 30 day free trial and you will not be charged.
--Payment will automatically be charged to your iTunes account after the period of your 30-day free trial
--Your itunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.
We love hearing from our users! Contact [email protected] for help or suggestions, or visit https://homerlearning.zendesk.com/hc/en-us
Additional Homer Info:
“One of the most comprehensive apps for teaching reading.”
- The New York Times
"In just six weeks, with no intervention from teachers, students who used Homer for 15 minutes per day improved the key skills most highly correlated with future reading success. That’s a big deal.”
- Dr. Susan B. Neuman, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, Professor of Early Childhood & Literacy Education, NYU quoted in USA Today.
Throughout 2017, Homer is free to qualified and verified teachers and librarians to support educational instruction with progress tracking for up to 32 individual students.
A recent study showed using Homer 15 minutes a day over a 6 week period nearly doubled scores on the Test of Preschool Early Literacy, making it perfect for whole and small-group instruction, resource rooms and libraries as the most reliable and effective app for teaching a child to read.
“I have LOVED having this wonderful resource right at my fingertips! … The content is rich and correlates with what the students are learning. I have had several teachers ask me about how they can use it in their classrooms! Everyone is so impressed, including the kids!”
- Amanda H., Elementary School Teacher
Homer has a Saturday Surprise for your child!
--Every Saturday a brand new animated story will be delivered to the Homer app in a big yellow box and permanently stored in your child's StoryTime library.
--New banner on the main app page allows easy access to the week's new story.
Reduced App Size
--We've reduced the size of the Homer app to improve performance and take up less room on your device!
--On first updating, all content will re-download to improve performance
Bug fixes and improvements
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Terrific learning app!
By The Green Frog 50
The kids love the characters and I love the learning. I can really see a difference in their reading. Thank you Homer.
My child loves this app!
My 3.5 year old is learning to read and this app has been a huge value add to her growth and development. While I am prepping for mealtime, I feel so great about giving her quality screen time that not only excites her, but prepares her for future success. We love learning with Homer!
My son loves the Homer app
The homer app keeps my son's attention without it seeming like homework.
We love it!
My twins have been using the program for a few weeks now and we can already see their progress. The best thing is that they love using the app and keep coming back to it on their own.
Super fun way for kids to learn reading!
It's hard for me to find apps that are educational and fun. Homer has been a real gift - my boys, 4 & 6, love playing with Homer. It's a guilt-free way to keep them entertained and also really helps them learn to read! They send some great tips for parents too. Especially for those of us who struggle to get our kids to read more, I find their company to be really helpful.
Fun and educational learning experience
This app is awesome! We really enjoy using Homer to learn to read. It always holds my nephews' attention and they love reading and learning on Homer rather than playing some mindless games.
Cannot express how much we love Homer! - thank you for making reading and learning so much fun and for creating this wonderfully brilliant app!
Not really free
Takes FOREVER to download, and then you have to subscribe at 7.99/month to get your "free" month's trial. Boo.
By Brooklyn salsa
Makes you sign in every time you want to use the app. I don't need anymore sign in IDs and passwords in my life.
Like it but...
Most of the games to find letters or words in multiple choice the first option is the correct!! This happen in all three exercises with fruits in the trees and with images in the space and with the monkey going to the bananas... Please fix it if you do it I would change my review to five stars!
Fun but daughter figured out tricks to not learn
My daughter loves dressing up her character. She gets enjoyment out of the stories and whatnot. But she has already figured out (in the first 15 days) that the correct answers to the questions are in the same spot every time. I was thrilled because I thought she was legitimately learning the words. Nope.
It still provides entertainment value for her and she is learning sounds to some of the letters she didn't know. Unsure if we will continue subscription.
*Update: I was surprised and impressed that the developers read my review and emailed me to let me know they are addressing the problem in the next update! I'm bumping my review from 3 to 4 stars, and it will be a 5-star'er if they live up to their promise! Very excited about this!
By Ale STephens
I purchase this app for my 4 year old son. We previously had ABCmouse.com which he likes but HOMER was so much entertaining for him. He has been having so much fun learning the basics to read and also they have so much more. They have a discover the world section with facts about different things and so easy for them to learn. They have learning games and sickles are so cute!!So happy with the app.