If you have a young child, you’ll know how hard it can be to teach them all the skills they need in life.
Between children’s notoriously short attention spans and adults’ commitments to work and running the household, some skills are not practiced as much as they should be outside of school time.
Luckily, we live in an age where technology can fulfill many of our shortcomings, and kids’ learning is no different.
For example, consider Homer. The app is an essential early learning tool for children aged between two and eight.
Let’s take a closer look.
What Is Homer?
Homer focuses its lessons around five key pillars: reading, math, social and emotional learning, thinking skills, and creativity.
Each pillar takes the child along a development pathway. For example, the reading pillar starts out with letters and sounds, then develops into sight words, spelling, and reading entire texts. According to Homer’s own research, its methodology is proven to increase early reading scores by as much as 74 percent.
Of course, the learning pathways are also customized for each child. The app will consider the kid’s age, interests, and current skill level before suggesting lessons.
You can download lessons for offline learning when you are traveling or away from Wi-Fi for a prolonged period, and you can add up to four child profiles so all the youngsters in your family can learn at the same time.
Importantly for a kids’ app, the entire service is also ad-free. You can access the app via a browser or by using the Android and iOS apps.
How Much Is a Homer Subscription?
A monthly plan costs $10/month and an annual plan is $60/year.
However, as a MakeUseOf reader, you can grab a special discount on a Homer subscription if you take advantage of today’s deal.
That’s because we have secured an agreement to offer a 12-month plan for just $40; that’s 33 percent cheaper than the regular price.
The deal provides access to Homer’s Learn and Play program. The company also offers a hands-on bundle, but that is not included. If you want the extra features, you can purchase it separately on Homer’s website.
Note that you need to be a new Homer user to take advantage. There are no geographical restrictions on where Homer will work.