One of the things I try to listen for , is the interest in certain materials or subjects that my daughter enjoys, this technique will also help in choosing a curriculum base. She is in love with science so I try to implement stronger materials, like talking points, visuals and online play to make it nearly a course in its self. The library I found out recently is a great source of materials and it is a good way to get away from the desk or table setting. Getting away from the work atmosphere frequently throughout the week is very important as to not making it feel like just another boring day at school. Everything around you can be a learning experience.