There are few things most homeschoolers like more than researching, buying, discussing, and recommending homeschool curriculum.
I'm starting to think about next year, and thought I'd lay out our situation, and do a little crowd sourcing to find out what you all would recommend.
Next year L will be 6, and in the first grade. He's bright and has a good memory. He's reading some. No War and Peace or anything, mainly Dr Seuss books right now. He's not exactly resistant to school, but he isn't enthusiastic about it either. (I've mentioned elsewhere previously that he has some special needs, ADHD, and possibly something like high functioning Asperger's. He has a very narrow range of interests, presently limited to Pokemon and Mario Brothers. He will tolerate learning about other things, but that's about it. I can't manage to work up much enthusiasm, no matter what we're learning about, or how. I think he sees school as something he just has to get through every day, like tooth brushing...) He doesn't mind workbooks. He does have a fairly short attention span. I'm not wanting more than say, two hours of sit down work a day. (Attention span aside, I'm sort of a less is more person anyway. I still want most of his time free to be a little kid at this age.)
This year I have put together unit studies out of books, and things I've found online. The "typical" five year old probably would have had a lot of fun with them, but L has just plodded through them. I don't want to go this route again next year, because it's hugely labor intensive for me, and he doesn't particularly seem to enjoy them anyway.
As much as it goes against the way *I* would want to learn, and *I* thought I'd be teaching, I've concluded that a more traditional, out of the box curriculum might be a better fit for L. The time saved by my not trying to plan a bunch of activities he's not even into can hopefully spent doing something more productive with him or V. (You know, productive like doll tea parties, and Pokemon battles.)
I've heard a lot of good things about My Father's World, and that's what I'm looking at right now.
What would be your suggestions for a serious little six year old fellow? It needn't be an all in one choice, I'd be interested in hearing about suggestions for specific subjects too.