As I am an early childhood education major, looking to work with the younger side of early childhood, I decided I would look into the Homer app as my game for the class. This is an app meant to help very young learners with reading and phonics. The game allows you to create an account for your child asking for their name, age, and interests from a pre-made list.
It then asks a series of questions to determine the reading stage of the child. Each question about the child’s reading stage has three answer option, those being: all, some, or none. For example, one of the questions is “my child can identify beginning letters and letter sounds” and you would choose all the time, some of the time, or none of the time. After you answer these questions it gives your child a personalized plan to improve their reading skills.
It then starts them on a personal learning path where they complete different games to make it to the next level or game. As they progress the games get more difficult and teach them new things
These games seem like a great and engaging way to get your young child to learn to read and understand phonics. I am going to go through the learning path to see how it changes and progresses. Stay tuned for app updates, and I will do my best to follow along and look at it from both the viewpoint of a student and a parent/ teacher.