You may want to stop and reconsider whether you think a home computer will help your child with reading and math.
A new Duke University study says North Carolina middle school students' test scores dropped after they got home computers, suggesting they spent more time playing "The Sims" than working practice math problems.
Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/06/19/540968/study-pcs-hurt-middler-grades.html
Really? They're playing The Sims? That would not have been my first guess.
This line was also interesting:
The study by Jacob Vigdor and Helen Ladd at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy challenges the accepted wisdom that children who don't have computers at home are at a disadvantage compared with their wired classmates.