HOMER: Kids' Learn-to-Read App

HOMER: Kids' Learn-to-Read App for Pc


  • Category: Education
  • Last Updated: 2018-09-07
  • Current version: 4.16.0
  • File size: 186.95 MB
  • Developer: Homer
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing HOMER: Kids' Learn-to-Read App on your Windows PC

Download HOMER: Kids' Learn-to-Read App for Windows: HOMER: Kids' Learn-to-Read App is an Education App, developed by Homer. The Education App was officially released 2013-08-01. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Homer, with the latest current version being 4.16.0 which was officially released on 2018-09-07. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 6,235 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.


Using HOMER: Kids' Learn-to-Read App on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install HOMER: Kids' Learn-to-Read App on your computer in 4 simple steps below:


1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 


2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.


3: How to Use HOMER: Kids' Learn-to-Read App for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type HOMER: Kids' Learn-to-Read App in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on HOMER: Kids' Learn-to-Read App application icon. A window of HOMER: Kids' Learn-to-Read App will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the HOMER: Kids' Learn-to-Read App icon. Click on it and start using the application.



Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About HOMER: Kids' Learn-to-Read App

Developer Description

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. PRESS AND REVIEWS 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 KEY FEATURES -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. SUBSCRIPTION PRICING AND TERMS 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. FOR EDUCATORS HOMER is free to qualified and verified teachers and librarians to support educational instruction with progress tracking for up to 32 individual students. Contact support@homerapp.com for help or suggestions, or visit https://homerlearning.zendesk.com/hc/en-us Privacy Policy: http://learnwithhomer.com/privacy/ Terms of Use: https://learnwithhomer.com/terms/

App Reviews

  • Love it so far

    4
    By 2Kittens love me
    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!!!!
  • Pretty good would recommend

    3
    By Griffgriff27
    I’ve only used the free trial so far. Good: 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. Overall: Pretty good, is simple learning. Has engaging, fun characters that seem to make the pathway exciting but wish there was more to it (subjects). :)
  • Kindergarteners expected to read

    5
    By AsianSoul2468
    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!
  • Excellent cumulative reading program

    5
    By CartersLove
    This is an excellent app that actually builds reading and spelling skills. It builds upon itself instead of just random words, it takes the child through each letter sound and blend. Then the child gets a large assortment of first readers (stories) with the new words they are learning and they can record their own voice reading the story. My daughter learned very quickly and enjoyed the app- she asked to use it on a regular basis. I love that I am able to keep the recordings of her reading and that she has actually learned to read. This is an excellent curriculum and app- my child and I both recommend!
  • GREAT App!!

    5
    By LynZ H
    Homer is by far my favorite educational app for my son right now. He is just about 2 and he already knows all of his uppercase and lowercase letters, plus his colors and numbers 1-12. I started looking for some educational apps because I wasn't sure what to help him learn next and we have tried several different apps but most of them are not user friendly for such young children. Homer is great and my son has no problems navigating it on his own! He loves it and is so obsessed and begs me to "pway game" "Ohmer!" I would definately reccomend this for little learners! After using it for a little over a month he now knows most of the sounds the letters make!
  • I just wasted $79

    2
    By NC2018
    When we did the trial a while back, there was a learn to read mode that really helped my child. A couple months later I purchased a year subscription thinking that would still be there. It was there for a day or so, until what I assumed was an app update that now is completely different and useless. Now my child is bored picking out the color blue and other stuff way below her learning level. And no more reading aside for having stories read to her. She is bored now and wants to know where the words went. Now I appear to be stuck with a year of this ridiculously useless app as it looks like they don’t issue refunds. Has I known the updates would be this bad (and not including activities advertised in the app screenshots that are shared), I would have paid a year upfront.
  • Seems good but doesnt work

    2
    By Mrs fukballzski
    I liked it at first. But second day in and it is downloading something everytime i open it. And clicking the pathway made it do more downloading. My daughter played for five minute and got to a spot on the pathway with three videos i think. She clicked to download them and then it shows loading and then nothing. Click again and shows loading then nothing. Closed app and tried again and now its stuck on whatever it thinks it needs to download again for pathway. Thankfulky we are on wifi right now but usually we are on hotspot data thats limited and this activity would not be ok. Besides the app is now useless. It looked great other than that and my daughter loved it until it stopped. Wont be renewing after 30 days.
  • What free trial?!

    1
    By TreNec17
    I downloaded the app for my three year old granddaughter and selected the free limited access. She went thru it in just a matter of ten minutes tops. After that to continue on the my pathway it kept shoving the sign up paying access in our face and would do nothing more. Even if I clicked on free downloads it did nothing other than want me to subscribe to their subscription. I probably would have if the developers wasn’t so demanding about subscribing because she really liked it. I just expected to get at least a little bit more out of it before I put my money in it. Ten minutes tops don’t peak my interest at all to want to put my money in this app. I will be uninstalling as I’m sure there’s better apps that’s focused less on your money but more on your child’s learning abilities.
  • Dislike Pathways SO Much

    1
    By theriotstarterisonfire
    Long time Homer user (almost 3 years, 2 kids). The new pathways are terrible. The Learn-To-Read was much better. Not worth the $75 a year. Still crashes a lot too. Cons of Pathways: - no autonomy on lessons - profiles aren’t phonetic/letter identification focused (ex: my youngest only gets stories read to him and gives him color choosing games - no letter combo mastery to start reading) - not goal oriented - no “mastered” letters or vowels (or mastered letter combos such as “pat”) -no clear learn to read area means my kids may have to search through the games to find letter tracing or letter identification - app becomes overall less reading-oriented due to above Before with Learn-To-Read: - easy consonant/vowel learning combos (ex: P, T, A, becomes early reading of tap/pat) - can go back to completed sections for review if needed - clear “end” after 26 lesson trees - had distinct areas for letter learning vs education games (such as color identification, etc) Just very disappointed. Loved and used to recommend this app to many parents. Now want my money back. Do not recommend unless they change the app back to previous structure which actually used to help my kids learn to read.
  • This is not just a learn to read app...

    5
    By ladybugkisses
    I started using Homer for my 2 year old with a speech delay. The app is easy to use and he loves all the little games, stories, and songs. The subscription price is not too expensive and is worth it for all the fun and learning you get. I had an issue with not being able to get the app to work on a new device. Customer support responded to my email and had me up and running within the hour! If you haven’t tried this app yet, do it! It’s one of our favorites.

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