My son always asked to start the day with "Brain Pop." It is a fun, educational way to jump start the day.
You can get a free trial for homeschool. If you decide to buy, choose the homeschool, one user version for the best rate. Free Trial is only 5 days, so plan accordingly.
There is a new iphone app that is free for Brain Pop. So if money is tight and you have the phone, try it out.
Brain Pop is also available for younger ages, called Brain Pop Jr. for Kindergarten through grade 3.