When do you think it is appropriate to start homeschooling a young child? Why? When they're five years old because that is the common age or earlier? When they seem ready? How do you know when they're ready? We have a son who's about 2.5 years and he loves to learn. He knows most of his ABCs, can almost county to thirty, and loves figuring things out. I'm sure he's too young now, but I am wondering what we might be looking for in the future.