Homer: Kids' Learn-to-Read App

Homer: Kids' Learn-to-Read App

Designed & Published By Homer

  • App Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-08-01
  • Current Version: 4.0.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 156.18 MB
  • Developer: Homer
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 2,182 Reviews)
  • Price:
    Free
Homer: Kids' Learn-to-Read App App Ratings: 4.5
4.5
Based on 2,182 Reviews
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Homer: Kids' Learn-to-Read App App Description

More than 1000 learn-to-read lessons, games, and stories teach your child to read and love reading! “In the short time we've been using Homer we have seen a complete change in the way our daughter looks at school and learning!” - Alexandra E., mom of a 4 year old. Common Sense Media gives Homer 5 stars. Download the Homer app and learn to read anytime, anywhere. After a 30-day free trial, Homer costs only $7.99/month. You can easily cancel at anytime during your free trial. THE HOMER LEARN-TO-READ METHOD: Homer takes your child's interests and current reading level and creates a personalized learn-to-read plan unique to every child. The program starts with stories & skills just right for toddlers and grows with them all the way up to age 8. Children can master ABCs, phonics, sight words, vocabulary, reading comprehension and more. A digital library of fairytales, fables, stories, songs, science, and history keep kids learning and loving it. Well-known titles and characters include Goldilocks, Cinderella, Jack & the Beanstalk, Sid the Science Kid, Thomas the Tank Engine, Superkids, Aesop’s Fables and many more. PRESS AND REVIEWS Homer has been featured on the TODAY Show, Morning Joe, in the New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, Parents Magazine, and Common Sense Media and has won the prestigious Teachers Choice and Moms Choice Awards. "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 As quoted in USA Today “One of the most comprehensive apps for teaching reading.” The New York Times “Reading made my daughter anxious before and this method makes it more fun filled!” Mom of a 4 year old KEY FEATURES Personalized learning pathway unique to each child 1,000+ lessons on phonics, sight words, ABCs, and more New animated stories delivered every Saturday Digital library of 200+ stories for toddler, preschool, kindergarten and kids up to age 8 Science and History lessons to build vocabulary Art and Music activities to foster creativity 150+ Printable Worksheets, Learning Games, Puzzles and Offline Activities 60 early 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 in one subscription SUBSCRIPTION PRICING AND TERMS Homer offers an auto-renewing subscription for $7.99 per month, billed monthly starting at the end of the 30 day free trial. Your Homer subscription will automatically renew at the end of each month and your credit card will be charged automatically through your iTunes account. You can turn off auto-renew at any time during your free trial from your iTunes account settings and your account will not be charged. After your auto-renewing monthly subscription begins, you can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings but refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. FOR EDUCATORS Throughout 2017-2018, Homer is free to qualified and verified teachers and librarians to support educational instruction with progress tracking for up to 32 individual students. Contact support@homerapp.com for help or suggestions, or visit https://homerlearning.zendesk.com/hc/en-us Privacy Policy: http://learnwithhomer.com/privacy/ Terms of Use: https://learnwithhomer.com/terms/

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App Reviews

  • Froze

    4
    By Luuski
    I downloaded and started the free trial. My child clicked on the pathway and completed the first question then nothing happened. We exited out and tried again. Same thing. Then we went to a different activity. He completed the first question, then it froze again. So I just canceled the trail and deleted the app. I didn’t want to give you a 1 start because I own a business and I know those stink but I wanted to let you know the issue I faced.
  • Can not cancel

    1
    By Karakasfrht
    Hard to use. Can not cancel autopayment :(
  • Freezes on opening

    1
    By Mooker15
    Freezes almost immediately on opening. This is really frustrating!
  • Horrible

    1
    By KaterzAsd
    I couldn’t even get past the sign in screen. Kept saying I needed to be connected to the internet and I was
  • It’s clear to see this is educational

    5
    By Gavin’s Mom
    My some kindergarten teacher just started using Homer too
  • Can’t open the app

    1
    By Stevedelab
    Says I need internet connections and won’t go pass the intro page
  • Just let me into the app!!

    1
    By foodiegrl
    I have an active membership and have been paying for my two kids to use the app for months. Just recently, my daughter's Version on her iPad will not start without asking me to create a whole new account. I have tried quitting and reinstalling the app, but it never recognizes my login. I have contacted customer support, and still have not heard anything from anyone in three days. It kills me that I am paying by the month to access this app, and I'm not being allowed to use it. IT'S A RIPOFF!
  • Would recommend but freezes a lot

    3
    By Jamiec104
    I originally loved this app. My son enjoyed it and I liked that it was t repetitive. But recently he can barely play it since it freezes or won’t load at all. So now I am going to cancel my subscription but love the app when it works.
  • Dislike Pathways SO Much

    1
    By theriotstarterisonfire
    Long time Homer user (almost 3 years, 2 kids). The new pathways are terrible. The Learn-To-Read was much better. Not worth the $75 a year. Still crashes a lot too. Cons of Pathways: - no autonomy on lessons - profiles aren’t phonetic/letter identification focused (ex: my youngest only gets stories read to him and gives him color choosing games - no letter combo mastery to start reading) - not goal oriented - no “mastered” letters or vowels (or mastered letter combos such as “pat”) -no clear learn to read area means my kids may have to search through the games to find letter tracing or letter identification - app becomes overall less reading-oriented due to above Before with Learn-To-Read: - easy consonant/vowel learning combos (ex: P, T, A, becomes early reading of tap/pat) - can go back to completed sections for review if needed - clear “end” after 26 lesson trees - had distinct areas for letter learning vs education games (such as color identification, etc) Just very disappointed. Loved and used to recommend this app to many parents. Now want my money back. Do not recommend unless they change the app back to previous structure which actually used to help my kids learn to read.
  • Great App

    4
    By Csay01
    Pros: my son is highly motivated to learn to read and this app is awesome to help get him over the hurdle. It has several skills and he loves using it! I MUCH prefer his screen time spent this way to watching YouTube or cartoons! Cons: I had a few issues with getting the app to work. Tech support was extremely responsive even over the Christmas/New Year’s holiday and stuck it out with me until we got it going!

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