A veteran homeschooling mom sent out a link to this series of blog posts back in July.
I'm just getting around to reading them and they are worth a bit of your time, if you're considering homeschooling or a new homeschooler.
Our Magnum Opus: Getting Started, Part 1
Part 4, where she shares some tips for keeping the little ones entertained. I don't worry about this too much as our lessons are preschool-friendly (and easily ignored by the younger set). So far.
And now I've saved these links on my blog where I can find them any time I need them.