In addition to listening to African music, we've looked at lots of pics of Africa on the ipad. O was really impressed by a picture of a women who was carrying many loaves of bread in a large basket that she had balanced on her head, so we practiced balancing baskets and bread on our heads.
We've also finger walked from our house to Africa using the google earth app on the ipad...it is truly amazing!
We've also read a few picture books about Africa, and we've listened to stories and music on the ipad via the Tales 2 Go app (our all time FAVORITE app!). In addition to playing with our African musical instruments (a thumb drum and shaker from Epcot's Africa), we have played a thumb drum on the ipad.
I also printed pics of African children from Activity Village for O to color. She's started to enjoy coloring more lately, but she was only interested in coloring the girl in the picture.
While I don't like for the girls to have too much screen time and technology in their lives, I am continually amazed by the things we can do on the ipad. I especially love the Montessori apps, and I'll review a few when I can find a minute :)
I can't wait until O is in 1st grade and is homeschooled full time! We are going to have so much fun!!!