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Homer - Kids Learn to Read App for Ages 2-8

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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:

-Early Reading

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.

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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

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What's New in Version 3.9.7

Bug fixes and improvements.


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Customer Reviews

Fun and effective program

My three and half year old wants to learn to read like her older sister and was asking for a school to learn. Homer has been wonderful for her. She is absorbing letter and phonics. She asks to do it almost everyday.

Even thought her almost 7 year old sister can read well we needed to add her to the app too. She loves the stores and is learning so much from the history/ natural science section!

App not working for me. Please help!

I am soooo excited for my 2 year old to start using this app. I've signed up and creating a profile. However, once I open the app, go to any area and click on icons to download, I start having a hard time. The icons download, but when I click on the to open, i get a white screen with the next and back arrows and nothing plays. Please assist me with this bug so that my little one can begin using it and I can give a proper review. Thanks,


Best app ever!

Have used this app with my 3 yr old and he just loves it. It's so much fun that he doesn't realize he's learning to read. The makers really did an amazing job with this app. Is there one for math in the works thought?

Homer - Kids Learn to Read App for Ages 2-8
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 3.9.7
  • Size: 197 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Rated 4+
  • Made for Ages 5 and Under

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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