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Let's begin with the question that I am sure you have already asked- Who is Homer? Well, his last name is definitely not Simpson, because, of course our four-year old has no idea who that guy is and has no reason to make his acquaintance. Homer is a pigeon, named after the world’s first-known poet, he's the friendly face that guides young learner through The Homer Method™, a digital reading readiness program.
The way that The Homer Method™ works is through the combination of the best research on how children best learn and the newest innovation in game design to offer families a learning system that helps to build reading confidence and academic success. There are thousands of lessons and activities available with exclusive content featuring stories, games, history, science, art, and music.
The milestone of getting my preschooler learning to read is such an incredible journey to embark on together. We have been working with sight words on flash cards, we have tried a few educational websites and apps, and I'm very proud of his progress so far. A child's level of interest and ability in reading are a key indicator of their academic success potential. The Homer Method™ guides children from 3 - 7 years old, through the four proven steps to reading success—Sounds to Letters, Letter to Words, Words to Ideas and Ideas to Knowledge."
Learn With Homer Introduces 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.
As we introduce each letter, the range of words a child can read and spell increases. But The Homer Method™ teaches more than just phonics. We know that, for children to be enthusiastic readers, they need exposure to great literature and to dynamic nonfiction stories. Our rich library integrates with lessons, so that as children learn to read, they also read to learn. We infuse the lessons and stories with vocabulary in context and general knowledge topics, introduce classic literary tropes and genres, and encourage critical thinking with response questions and opportunities for kids to express what they've learned. For more information on The Homer Method™, check out The Research Behind Homer."
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The reading readiness learning system is designed for children to progress through The Homer Method™ alone or with an adult. The idea of allowing "Busy" to work independently on a lesson is a skill that we are working to develop. After becoming familiar with the program, I was available for assistance as he progressed along with Homer, however, I encouraged him to focus, listen to instructions and decide on the best answer first, then ask for help if needed. A favorite part of the program for my was was the opportunity to draw a prompted picture, create a voice recording or end the lesson. All of the pictures and recordings are collected as a display board to revisit and review.
Economically, utilizing a guided reading program that not only prepares kids academically, Learn with Homer is a worthwhile investment that also informs parents ways to help their child learn through hours of learning activities. "The Homer Method™ leads to mastery, encouraging every child to build skills, vocabulary and knowledge." Confidently, "Busy" and I are continuing on our academic path to success using The Homer Method, the proud Winner of a 2014 Mom’s Choice Gold Award, a Parent’s Choice Award and 5 stars from Common Sense Media.
A Little Homer Team History
Stephanie Dua, Homer’s founder & CEO, is the Brooklyn mother of three fabulous girls— and Luke Skywalker Rapunzel Dua, their beloved bearded dragon. Raised on a walnut farm in Central California, Stephanie spent her childhood exploring the world through the books on her family’s shelves. After receiving her BS in geophysics from UCLA, which she attended on a Pell Grant, and her Masters in Public Policy from Harvard, she worked for years on the front lines of education reform.
Stephanie and the Homer team combed the globe searching for inspiration, visiting classrooms, and leafing through beautiful vintage school books—a far cry from today’s pre-packaged fare. She reached out to her network of early learning experts and designers and asked them to help her build a world of reimagined learning.
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