What Is The HOMER Reading App?
HOMER Reading is an early learning program for kids ages 2 through 6+ that will introduce phonics and support your child’s journey as they learn how to read. HOMER Reading uses topic based stories so your child can read mini books in subject that they really like – animals, sports, space, trucks, etc. A personalized learning pathway tracks progress as your child moves through a lesson series designed just for them. There are also other activities, books, and games they can play along the way.
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Will I Need Another Phonics Or Reading Curriculum?
As a budget minded homeschool mom, this is an important question. The answer depends on how your child responds to learning on screens and their screen time tolerance, as well as if you want to step in an include some hands on worksheets and crafts. Both my 5 year old and 2 year old (believe it or not!) really loved using this app and it was the cutest thing to hear my toddler repeating the letter sounds he was learning!
My advice is to use HOMER Reading before school age to introduce the alphabet and the sounds each letter makes. If you have a struggling reader or notice their are some gaps in your child’s reading ability and sight word knowledge, consider using HOMER Reading exclusively for awhile (check out their free trial) and see if you notice an improvement. If your child responds well to it, I say stick with HOMER Reading and ride that train as long as possible!
The HOMER Reading Pathway includes 22 levels. Each level has a series of lessons within the app, printables that go with it, key terms studied, and a certificate you can award them when they’ve completed it all. There are also many Discover The World topics that also have crafts and activities to go with them. All this means that you can create an exclusive reading curriculum with the HOMER Reading app and the materials they provide.
To do this, I suggest combining around 15 minutes of the learning pathway, some lesson printabes, a craft, and one-on-one reading time with a parent. Do that every day and your child will definitely learn to read – and have a bunch of fun along the way!
Don’t forget to print some fun certificates to celebrate your progress. You could also use some sticker charts or incentives to celebrate your child’s progress! Try my gumball reading challenge printable, sticker bookmarks, or my summer reading challenge printables!