including stories, games, history, science, art and music. Which means that on a rough day, I don’t mind it being used as an extension of our main program. The ideas are still being reinforced and learning is still happening.
And, oh, that whole trying to keep track of five kids and get school done for two of them? Learn with Homer 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 with multiple kids. This allows me to set the younger kids up with the iPad so they can do “school” while I focus on a science or history lesson with Karsyn. Which is just amazing because I’d almost forgotten what it was like to make it through a lesson without getting up six times to distract them.
see their drawings made in the app. It’s a few quick clicks to see what letters/sounds they are working on, and even print coloring pages or certificates for each lesson. And it’s all sorted out by each child (up to four kids).
What is the Homer Method™?
The Homer Method™ guides children through the 4 proven steps to reading success. We begin by introducing a letter and the sound it represents, one at a time. As soon as possible, we have children blend those sounds into words, and then segment whole words into composite sounds. This linking of decoding (reading) and encoding (spelling) helps children understand the reversible nature of our alphabetic system.