HomeBoy is a program designed for kids to write short stories and have them read them back to listen. It is intended for those children who are fond of story-writing. The program uses Microsoft's Text-To-Speech engine to make it possible to read out the stories that are written. It also used animated characters to give life to the stories. The actions performed by the characters are guided by over 120 commands and over 200 animations like write, read, think, applaud, yawn, sleep, smile, wave wand, eat, calculate, etc. You get a tic-tac-toe game and a riddles game to play with animations contained within this program.