Like many other parents, my brother and his wife suddenly found himself with his kids at home and learning online. It was a disaster for them. The district kept changing what was going on, their kids were not learning, and meanwhile both parents were trying to work from home. It was a disaster. This summer, he contacted me and said, “Ticia, you’ve been homeschooling for a long time, we’re thinking about homeschooling this year, what curriculum would you recommend?” I thought about their requirements, they needed minimal parent interaction, it needed to be interactive for young kids, and preferably online, and I said, “I’ve heard of this new HOMER reading app that should be perfect for you.” Try it out and tell me what you think of that curriculum? And that is how my brother started using HOMER reading with my niece and nephew.
Now, let me tell you what they thought.
(this post is sponsored by HOMER, they’ve got an awesome online reading curriculum for your kids)
Here’s what I know about HOMER REading
This was designed knowing parents are busy right now. Not everyone homeschooling was planning on homeschooling, and they need a reading curriculum that will engage their kids.
It’s a personalized phonics program. It proceeds at your child’s pace AND their interests.
You can try HOMER for free for 30 days. If it’s not for you and your kids, cancel it. They’ve also got a back to school offer, you can get it for $45 a year.
Now, I hand this post over to my sister-in-law and her kids, who’ve been using the program for their reading curriculum for the year.
My sister-in-law’s thoughts: educational and fun
The 3rd grader’s thoughts
Side note from me, how did my nephew get so old???????? I was going to edit out the kids’ names, but then realized my brother shares their names on his YouTube channel and on his second vlog channel, so it would be kind of silly to do so. Also, I kept missing times where their name was mentioned.