I find the first years of homeschooling the most fun. Maybe because it's so easy to learn through play, whether the games are hands on, at the park, at home, or on the computer. I recently read of a study done with 122 preschoolers enrolled in a Head Start program. They were divided into two groups. One group was given 15 to 20 minutes per day to work on educational games on the computer. The second group worked on standard Head Start curriculum. The group that had worked on the computer measured higher for Kindergarten readiness. Apparently, the use of computers not only increased their cognitive development, but also their visual and gross motor skills.
I use Kindergarten games online. My daughter loves interactive games. We use games for alphabetical order, phonics, vocabulary, keyboarding games, math. I have found that with a subject like math, using some of these learning games helps to reinforce a concept we've covered in her math lesson. I've had my daughter play a literature game after reading a book together to help with reading comprehension. The computer has been a huge benefit for our family. After reading the results of that study, I am even more encouraged by the use of the computer for schooling our children, but especially our daughter with Down syndrome.