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 4.21.3

HOMER just got better! We've crushed some bugs to make learning faster, easier, and more fun

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
6.6K Ratings
6.6K 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.

2Kittens love me ,

Love it so far

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!

Griffgriff27 ,

Pretty good would recommend

I’ve only used the free trial so far.
It is great supplement for teaching your child along with other learning lessons you teach them do not use this solely alone. It does teach a lot in one app and seems it lives up to its advertisement. My son really enjoys it. I like the engagement of getting to respond to what you’ve learned as well as questions at the end of the lessons. Love the idea of a “pathway” that is personalized for each child to what their likes are although I couldn't pick all of the likes in the beginning had only a certain amount but overall it is a very smart app and my son seems to really like it, he asks to play it and is learning some from it so I think I will buy maybe a month to month and see how it goes from there.

Not so good:
It does freeze up sometimes and when my son went back to record his voice of what he wanted to say again about the lesson it wouldn’t allow him to so you have to only do it when you compete it and are still on that page, doesn’t seem you can go back and record. I don’t like that the stories don’t exactly match or complaint the lesson taught and overall just wish there was more to it. Also, it seems to specialize in reading but for the price I would like it to also be all basic subjects.

Pretty good, is simple learning. Has engaging, fun characters that seem to make the pathway exciting but wish there was more to it (subjects).


Developer Response ,

We can't thank you enough for taking the time to leave this thoughtful review! Customer feedback means the world to us, and detailed information like this is so invaluable. We are extremely thrilled to hear your son is enjoying the program, but we also apologize for any technical issues you are experiencing.

Our support team would love the chance to help! If you're interested, reach out to them at, and please include the email address your Homer account is under. They are always available to troubleshoot any issues, or answer any questions you may have.


HomerLearning, Inc.
230 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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