HOMER Reading: Learn to Read

HOMER Reading: Learn to Read

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-08-01
  • Current Version: 5.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 220.62 MB
  • Developer: Homer
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 11 323


HOMER Reading is the fun, interactive way to spark your child's passion for reading. Help your child build critical skills with a personalized learn-to-read plan! When kids read about what they love, they love learning to read. HOMER Reading combines your child’s passions and current reading level to create a personalized learn-to-read plan. It includes thousands of lessons on phonics, sight words, ABCs and more and grows with your child from age 2 to 8. HOMER Reading has been proven to increase early reading scores by 74% with just 15 minutes a day. And with stories and activities customized to each child’s interests, they’ll learn while having fun. HOMER is an early learning program for ages 2-8 that is personalized to your child’s interests to help them fall in love with reading. Your HOMER membership includes two apps, HOMER Reading, the proven learn-to-read program, and HOMER Stories, a love-to-read library of interactive stories. Download HOMER Reading and help your child fall in love with learning today. After a 30-day free trial, your HOMER subscription costs just $7.99/month, including both HOMER Reading and HOMER Stories apps. You can easily cancel at anytime during your free trial. PRESS AND REVIEWS HOMER has been featured on the TODAY Show and Morning Joe as well as in the New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, and Parents Magazine. HOMER has won the prestigious Teachers’ Choice and Mom’s Choice Awards. “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 As quoted in USA Today KEY FEATURES • Proven to increase early reading scores by 74% with just 15 minutes a day • Combines your child’s passions and interests with their age and ability to create a personalized learn-to-read plan • The only program that actually teaches your child to read step-by-step • Thousands of expert-designed lessons on ABCs, sight words, and phonics for readers at every level • A program that grows with your child as they learn • Hundreds of stories your child will love, from classic fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood to favorites like Thomas the Train • Download 150+ printable worksheets, learning games, and activities • Track your child’s progress with the Parent Dashboard and record your child reading their first book • One membership designed for the whole family with up to 4 customizable profiles 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 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/



  • Good For younger kids

    By MoreCritters
    We originally got the app for our 2nd Grad daughter who is very behind in reading. I’ve changed her settings multiple times and she still thinks it is too easy on the pathways, but she enjoys the library. Our 5 year old is a bit more challenged by it, but the app seems to keep losing his place and making him start over, which is frustrating for both of us.
  • Great game but quits unexpectedly

    By lives with her mom
    My daughter doesn’t say a lot of words yet but has surprised me by how much she knows when I watch her use this app. She will be going to speech therapy to help with her development, but I have really enjoyed this app that gives her the right questions for her age and abilities that she can actually answer. I think it makes her feel good about herself being able to answer questions frustration free! BUT since the new update the game crashes! She is now stuck on her pathway and cannot go any further. You can’t skip over any games on the pathway so we are just stuck. This game is worth 5 stars but with the disappointing crashing I can’t give it more than 3. It really is a great app. I hope this issue gets fixed.
  • Keeps quitting

    By Robbie55555
    I have used the app for a day. It quits mid path and won't work on my new or old apple devices. Very frustrating. My child loved the games, but it's really buggy.
  • Great for grandkids

    By TAG tchr
    I tend my granddaughter, age 4, two days a week. She loves the Homer app! I created a pathway for her, and she is making good progress! She will enter kindergarten next fall as the youngest in her class (August birthday), and one of the most advanced. I am a retired reading specialist, and I like the sequence of skills taught, the variety of activities, and the opportunities to record. It is engaging and good practice. Homer is well worth the price for preschoolers and beginning readers!
  • Great app but keeps crashing

    By Sfs2jr
    My 3yr old loves this app but she can’t get any further in the app because it crashes every time she tries to open the H letter in her pathway and for some reason you have to complete that before she can move on. Very frustrating
  • I wish it worked

    By Flywiz64
    I can tell it would help my 7yo with her delayed reading but it just hangs or crashes all the time. I’ve created more space on the iPad but it still is too slow in loading and it loses her attention. It worked in the beginning and I could see the potential. I really wished it worked. After 3 months of trying, I give up. So disappointed.

    By BeezusKristJr
    After getting my payment info for a “free” trial the app will not open again. It just stays on the first screen saying loading. I’ll be deleting it and I would like to cancel the subscription, along with the $3 hold on my card😒😒.
  • Continues to not load

    By Handy2406
    Still every time we click on an assignment the app shuts down. All began after the last update. Have still not heard back from the company after emailing them. This is terrible considering you pay a monthly fee for this app. If not fixed soon will be demanding our money back
  • Super glitchy

    By hayfay6
    I really love the content in this app but that doesn't matter if my son can't play it. It freezes and gets stuck in loops. The mouths never match the audio. I feel disappointed because this app was expensive and my son can't use it.
  • Glitches

    By sarahmjg
    My 5 year old and 7 year old like it. They don’t get bored of it as easily as they do with other apps. The reason I gave a 2 star is because my daughter was doing her pathways and when she clicked on her next assignment it closed the app. We restarted the app several times but it keeps just closing out. Really disappointed in it. So is my daughter.
  • Refund

    By Lavsraj
    Hi, Please let me know, How to get refund and unsubscribe?
  • Best app for kids

    By Mahdis2
    My nephew absolutely loves this app. The UA is super friendly and it is very easy to use the app. I highly recommend it for young children. They will learn while enjoying the games.
  • Grandkids

    By farfar Arild
    Perfect for my grandkids. Keeps them busy when I have my coffee. The kids love it. They’re totally into it. They also learn!
  • App crashes

    By GreynCam1520
    This app keeps crashing is anyone else having this issue. Other than that my two year old loves this app we use it everyday. I am giving it three stars because this is an app that we pay for monthly and right now I can not use it because it keeps crashing.
  • I gave the gift of reading!

    By Melody1201
    With Homer to my godchild and he LOVES it. He is learning new vocabulary and loves reading the interactive stories. Thanks Homer!!
  • It’s really great!

    By Luuz_xO
    My son is 3 years old and has had issues in the past identifying certain letters. I’ve been using this app for a few weeks now and it’s certainly has been helpful, my son really loves it and it keeps him interested!! Highly recommend !
  • Great app!

    By Rachel Aubrey
    We’re loving Homer so far. The profiles for multiple kids is perfect, allowing my kids at different levels to have their own experience all under the same subscription. With my older child now engaged, my youngest is now wanting to play and it works really well for him, too.
  • Amazing!!

    By bwhozlb
    My 4 year old niece loves this app she isn’t allowed much screen time but whenever she is she’s always asking me for Homer reading, it has various categories to select from in terms of child’s interests and needs which is amazing!! I would highly recommend this app to anyone with school aged kids.
  • Great app

    By jblack4490
    I love it💯💯
  • Great reading app for young kids

    By I wish this was real
    My kids are older, but was with a neighbor and her pre-schooler while she was using the app. Wish my kids had something this comprehensive when they were younger.
  • I wish this app was around when my kids were younger!

    By yoyomommapmcg
    This app is awesome! Love how it combines individual interests and aptitude
  • Great Job

    By SaintNick225
    Wonderful way to learn for kids. Keep up the good work.
  • Necessary

    By Tytyguyguy
    A must for any family with children learning to read!
  • Great app!

    By xDR_JON3Sx
    This app is wonderful. Another educational tool for today’s youth. Thank you!
  • Works great for learning to read!

    By Sdkime
    My daughter loves it!
  • Finally something that keeps his attention

    By Loveformod
    We homeschool and my son (just turned 6) is so dang brilliant! Sometimes however, certain things do not hold his interest. Reading is one of those things. We’ve tried different curriculum, workbooks, other apps, flash cards, reading books, you tube videos... nothing held his attention (and other apps left him wandering around the page without actually working on the educational part of it). HOMER is the only app that has held his attention. It’s also the only app that is MAKING A DIFFERENCE! He actually enjoys learning how to read when it used to be the last thing on his mind. I’m so happy I’ve discovered homer for him. And get this! His 3 year old sister is also using the app and loving it. I am so happy to have this tool to use as an aid in their education!
  • Made reading so fun!

    By BatesfordGoat
    My kiddo loves it! She can’t stop singing the songs and she loves surprising her grandparents with her ability to read sight words! Her proud face is priceless — I’m loving it!
  • Love!

    By Citaisa B.
    I am a Pre-K Teacher and I use this app with my kids occasionally during our circle time in the afternoon. This app is perfect for their age group giving them a fun educational experience! Would definitely recommend :)
  • Loveeeeeee it!

    By Keekssss
    This app is really amazing and has been working wonders for my family!
  • Gertie Loves It

    By soccermommy1988
    Every morning my sweet daughter Gertie wakes up and asks to use Homer. Her teacher says she’s above her reading level, and I owe it all to this reading app!
  • Great App

    By Tonenyc
    Very enjoyable for the kids and very helpful
  • Superb!

    By G Rob21
    Great helpful tool!
  • A kids reading wonderland

    By mrgc...
    Perfect reading material that keeps kids engaged and makes reading a fun experience...
  • A great supplement for kindergarten

    By pamcmalik
    My daughter is almost 6 years old and thanks to Homer, she’s comfortable reading rhyming words and short sentences....Homer is super engaging, visually appealing and I love that it has helped her build her confidence to read!!
  • It’s great

    By toylover89
    I have found it to be a great app for my kid. Super interactive and teaches him the basics of learning to read.
  • Awesome educational game

    By Shellyj88
    My sons favorite educational app. It’s fun and moves quickly so he doesn’t get too bored!
  • Why the trap!

    By Bodidilydo
    Why not try being honest. The program seems great and I was really excited to share with 2 students who struggle with phonics and reading. Free trial is not free. Why not simply sell the app up front for the $7.99 a month price, then I would not have wasted my time.
  • Fantastic

    By 10ergrand
    My granddaughter loves this app. It is amazing
  • Amazing

    By Paul Mooney
    With a child on the way, I’ve been actively looking for learning apps, games, books etc. and this is definitely one of my favorites!!! 😁👍🏾
  • She loves it!

    By et10er
    I downloaded Homer after a recommendation from a friend and my daughter loves it. I am very protective around the amount of screen time I allow her to have but love that Homer is fun and educational!
  • Oh ma gawddd

    By Puppy Cornn
    This app is really amazing, beyond expectations. I was told about it and I have never been happier. This app is so intuitive and fun that I haven’t even let my kids try it yet and they probably never will. Thank you Homer for making me feel like a kid again.
  • Highly recommend

    By Mom of 4-year old boy
    Love it! Great way for my 4-year old to practice reading and reinforce what he is learning in school. Highly recommend!
  • Fantastic for my boys.

    By mum22boyzz
    They not only learned to read but also learned to LOVE to read.
  • Great learning app for the kids!

    By Blackheart89
    Easy to use for children and the amount of content is unbelievable. I recommend for this app for your kids!
  • Great for 5 year old

    By Amay8888
    Keeps me off YouTube and gets them to love reading!!!
  • Great product but crashes constantly

    By HolFam
    My daughter loved this and has great pathways, but the amount of times it crashes and closes is too much. We have been stuck on the kite draw after letter G and re-downloading, switching phones, and clearing data doesn’t work.
  • App problems

    By alliekat eve
    I have problems with this app all the time. It freezes all the time and doesn’t always work. It’s unfortunate since it has helped my daughter improve a lot but now it’s been giving me nothing but issues.
  • Really amazing app

    By mamapalsson
    My child loved the app from the first time I gave it to them. I really appreciated how it was truly personalized to my child and the lessons are really engaging and thoughtful. Most learning apps are full of tricks to win prizes to dress up your character, this one is built around the fun of learning.
  • Super high quality education

    By Guud Karma
    I almost never write reviews, but I have tried so many pre-k education apps and non of them are even come close to Homer. Most apps are just games that have some mild educational connection such as jumping over letter of the alphabet. Homer actually teaches. It makes my kids think and challenges them to learn one step at a time. My 2 year old and 5 year old both use it multiple times a week and they love it. My 5 year old has dramatically improved at reading over the last 6 months and it is mostly due to this app. I’m a customer for life, no doubt. Thank you thank you Homer!