HOMER is the learn-to-read program powered by your child’s passions.

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 anytime 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.


Throughout 2017-2018, 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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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

1.3K Ratings

1.3K 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.

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.

Kindergarteners expected to read


Tried it because kindergarteners are expected to read. BEST PURCHASE EVER! Games and stories are short and keep interest. Content changes as my daughter continues along her pathway. She's already starting to recognize letters, even trying to name them. She saw a capital F and called it an E, but that's an amazing start! She loves making silly letter creatures and fairy stories with stickers. She can record her voice at the end of some of the stories, and the really great thing about that is that I can access all of her sticker pictures, voice recordings and such. Speaking of stories, there is a wide variety, including informational text, fantasy, science fiction, etc. and she gets to choose between three different stories each time. For as cheap as it is every month and how much my daughter is learning, this is the best purchase I've ever made!


HomerLearning, Inc.
193.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014-2017 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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