Homeschoolers can teach you a lot about pre-planning both active and quiet events (and trading them off, so that your child can exercise, have quiet time, and then get up and run around again.) You can learn a lot from how homeschoolers structure their time and energy. And no, you don't have to be teaching your kid how to read at age 1. You can just give them fun activities! Sometimes, any structure helps.
Kidsgames.org bills itself as having educational games, and apparently also comes in french!
And I definitely will sign him up for Headsprout.org's site, which has games that teach reading. [Note: I did this. It's too much for him. I didn't like their usage of ONLY lower-case letters -- he'd never seen them.) For example, their "a" looked like an "e" to him. He also found it very frustrating. He's just not there developmentally, which is fine.][Later note: We tried again later on. This program bored the heck out of him. They make the kid repeat something about 8 times, which drove him crazy.]
Here's a site called LearningPage.com that has Zaner-Bloser alphabet sheets for free. You can print them out and practice on them.