Randi - posted on 02/05/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
Hello. My oldest is three years old and very smart for his age. We have decided to homeschool our kids for many reasons but now is the question of when to start. Of course, we have already been working with him from day one about learning basic things that parents should teach regardless of HS or PS like colors, ABC's, 123's, shapes etc. We also have and still continue to teach him sign language. But all of this has been inter-linked with playing. I have done a lot of research about this topic and I get all kinds of answers from "experts." PS starts preschool about 3 or 4 and kindergarten about 4 or 5 years but 1 of the "expert" books said it is best to wait until 8ish years old. So now I'm looking for suggestions from parents who have actually been there done that. When did you start your child with actual "sit down and learn" school like work books and text books?