Thank you to Learn With Homer for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
I am a mother of three children. Two of those children are girls which will one day become women who will have to work harder than men to stay ahead of the game. This past week I have had the opportunity to try out Learn with Homer, it is the first digital product that teaches children how to read without the need for an adult to assist them, making it easier for families to help their kids get ahead and stay ahead. Learn with Homer offers an exceptional array of content for children – more than 1,000 lessons and activities including stories, games, history, science, art and music. As a former science major, I love that my children get to learn science through the engaging programs that Learn with Homer has to offer. Did you know why a Peacock’s feather is called an eye feather? Well, I do! Boo-yah!
A little back story, originally launched in 2013, Learn with Homer has engaged more than 1.5 million children worldwide to date. This fall, it is undergoing a complete reboot, with entirely new navigation and the introduction of a new interactive themed world, to help families more easily find the vast amount of learning material. It is a groundbreaking early learning program developed by top literacy experts and proven to produce results, is currently available for children ages 3-7 on both the web and iPad. It was created by education reformer Stephanie Dua, based on the best teaching practices. Each part of the learning program has a specific purpose and these activities reinforce the lessons with real world context. In my opinion, the best way to learn is through play and this app offers just that.
While the program is geared towards children ages 4-7, my son who is 3 has also jumped in and learned a lot in a short period of time. The best part is that parents can also track their children’s progress. You can actually listen to an audio recording of your child’s voice reading a book and look at a Pinterest-like board of their drawings. Learn with Homer also has a Pinterest profile that offers prints outs for your children to enjoy at home as well as a Youtube channel where you can hear feedback right from the
horse’s parent’s mouth. Remember to also check out their Facebook page where I first learned about their Halloween themed learning app.
There are many apps that claim to teach reading, but Learn with Homer uses the latest science on how children learn to read and build knowledge. It focuses on the skills that will predict later academic success for your child. Current “reading” apps assume a child has already been taught the basics of reading and really just offer practice drills. It is also the only program for families proven effective by gold-standard research. You know what that means, that means this is guiltless iPad time baby! YASSSS!
My kids have enjoyed earning new “thinking caps” when they play songs like Yankee Doodle and The Pig Market. That, creating doodles and learning about new animals have been their favorite parts of Learn with Homer.
Learn with Homer is available for free 30-day trial from learnwithhomer.com or on the App Store on iPad.
Unlimited access to the entire curriculum is available for $7.95 per month or $79.95 for a full year’s membership. AND! Since you love me and I love you, you can use this link for a 50% off code https://learnwithhomer.com/BLOGNPZIY