I have found that kids love computers, so I loaded some 3rd Grade games on mine and let them play. I made a list going in alphabetical order to see who goes on first. They get to skip reading time to play an educational game that I count for points in their grade. One student a day gets to skip. I suggest The Learning Company as your main software because they have very educational games. The parents love how the kids are learning but having fun at the same time. Sometimes it helps with their typing skills as this will be needed for Middle School.