HOMER is the fun, interactive way to spark your child's passion for reading - build their skills with a personalized learn-to-read plan!

When kids read about what they love, they love learning to read - so the HOMER Method takes your child’s passions and current reading level, then creates a personalized learn-to-read plan that grows with them, from age 2 to 8.

HOMER works. Just 15 minutes a day has been proven to boost early reading scores by 74%. And, with thousands of learn-to-read stories, lessons, and activities, you know your child will find something they love reading about.

Download the HOMER app and help your child learn to read today. After a 30-day free trial, HOMER costs just $7.99/month. You can easily cancel at any time during your free trial.

Common Sense Media gives HOMER 5 stars.


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


-Give your child a personalized learn-to-read plan, unique to them.
-Enjoy 1,000+ lessons on phonics, sight words, ABCs, and more
-Digital library of 200+ stories for toddler, preschool, kindergarten and kids up to age 8
-Discover new animated stories, delivered every Saturday
-Practice phonics, sight words, and decoding
-Engage with Science and History lessons to build vocabulary
-Explore Art and Music activities to foster creativity
-Download 150+ printable worksheets, learning games, puzzles, and offline activities
-Record your child reading their first book
-Track your child’s progress with the Parent Dashboard
-Set individual profiles for up to 4 kids with one subscription.


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.


HOMER is free to qualified and verified teachers and librarians to support educational instruction with progress tracking for up to 32 individual students.

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What's New

Version 4.18.2

We fixed a nasty bug that made the HOMER app crash. Your family can now enjoy their personalized learn-to-read plan, crash-free!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5.5K Ratings
5.5K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Teach young children early literacy skills using a comprehensive program full of interesting activities. Featuring everything from letter tutorials and short books to poems and folk songs, this expertly designed app will engage students with diverse learning styles. To help keep lessons fun and active, kids are prompted to draw pictures and record their thoughts, and they can even exchange virtual postcards with friends and family.

Great application!


Okay, I must admit that the cost and my experience with kids learning apps was the reason I delayed. We are in the trial period and I am amazed. My son is a wiggler. He wants to speed through the instructions with his kindergarten teacher, so he ends up doing some of the sheets twice.
We spend 30 minutes together doing Homer each day. I have seen an improvement in his sounding out words. I never had phonics in school, and I love the way it works on short vowel sounds. He loves taking the monkey from one tree to the banana tree via vines that have words on the leaves. He has to pick the word that the app tells him. The greatest thing is when he reads a whole story by recording one sentence at a time. If he gets stuck on a word he can touch it and it will help him. He is so proud he is reading. He even goes and gets other books so he can read to me. He gets sight words on Homer that correlates to words he is getting in school. He even has added reviewing his school site words from school because he has gained so much confidence in his abilities.
If this isn’t enough to persuade me, I look at the books available to students through Scholastic. I could spend the monthly fee for Homer on these books, or spend it on Homer and go to the library. I have recommended this to a friend and I plan on showing it to my sons teacher.
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Love it so far

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My older daughter is dyslexic and her teacher noticed that she was struggling to have confidence with reading. Came across this on Pinterest one day and decided to try it. We have only been using the free trial for a few weeks and we love it!! My younger daughter is addicted to it right now. She is using the preschool pathway and loves everything. My older daughter is on the growing reader pathway and is gaining confidence, even if she is sometimes bored (it’s geared more towards younger children and she’s 8). I run a very small prekindergarten for about 6 of my friends kids. Our neighbor is incredibly bright for her age (newly 5 and can read chapter books) so I made her and her little brother profiles. However, it has her on the pre-k pathway and she says that it is really easy. Her brother is only 2 and is on the same pathway as my youngest(3). I remember that when I made my first profile, I gave me the option to chose another profile for my older daughter but I can’t do that now. Is their anyway that I can chose the pathway I think they should be on?

Overall, this is a really lovely app for any child who wants to have an educational boost. Totally recommend!!!!

Developer Response

Thank you for taking the time to leave this incredible review. We are so glad to hear you and your family are loving HOMER! We would be happy to help you place your daughter on a more challenging stage. If you could, please email our support team at, and they can assist you right away. We look forward to hearing from you!


HomerLearning, Inc.
236.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014-2018 HomerLearning, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Homer Learn to Read Membership $7.99
  2. Homer Unlimited Access $79.99
  3. Homer Unlimited Access $20.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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