Learn with Homer is a comprehensive reading program on iPad for kids age 2 to 7. It currently has over 100 lessons, and 30 are free.
The app is designed by child education experts, incorporating many learning methods. It covers five pillars of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. All lessons are interactive. Kids will use all senses in the learning activities: hear, see, and touch.
There are 5 sections in the app.
Learn to Read
This is where kids learn the basics, starting with letters A and T in level 1. Within the level, there are 6 lessons and 3 readings, one poet, one rhyme, and one story. The last lesson in the level is a review, where kids have to answer questions in the game setting. The great thing about Learn with Homer, is it encourages active learning. Kids will not only listen to the lessons, but also play games, record their own reading, and draw what they learn.
Discover the World
Kids learn things around them, such as Zoo, Marvelous Mammals, Flight, Our Bodies. Each title has about 6 little books introducing relevant content. Again, after each reading, kids can draw or record something they like.
Kids will find many books for them to read here. Many are free.
Kids will see the pictures they drew and hear the readings they recorded when they were learning the letters. If you sign up for a free account, you will be able to track 3 children’s progress. You can also download some free printables that go with the lessons.
A place kids can customize their avatars.
Learn with Homer is a comprehensive reading program for preschool and kindergarten kids. Kids will learn to recognize letters, the sound of letters, and to blend of sounds of letters to form words. Although the developers are still adding new contents to the app, with what it has, it is a good learning program integrating multi-disciplines with good progress planning. It is a good program to get on if you have a preschool kid who just start to learn letters.
Learn with Home works on iPad. It is free to download with 30 free lessons and many free books. To download more lessons, you can download one lesson at a time for $1.99 per lesson, or you can choose one of the packages that usually provide better deals.
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