I'm homeschooling my 4yo son. I also have a 2yo son, but we haven't been doing anything with him that I've considered "homeschooling". We plan on homeschooling until at least the beginning of high school, aside from extra special circumstances. I would love for the kids to just skip high school and take community college classes. I would probably let my kids try school once they were at least 9 or had a realistic idea of what it involved.
We decided to homeschool when my oldest was about a year and half old. He was advanced in some areas and behind in others, very asynchronous in general. We thought that school would not be able to consistently meet his academic needs and wishes. Since that decision was made, we learned of other great reasons to homeschool.
We haven't really been using a methodology, but we have been staying out of ds1's way and letting him lead the way. I was really attracted to unschooling. Like, I don't work with him on writing, even though he does it sometimes. Staying out of his way has worked best for him so far. I said in the other thread that I showed him how to solve a basic puzzle when he was 2. But in general, he doesn't take direction from others very well but he's very self-directed. So our methodology is "child-led", I guess. I've also read quite a bit about Waldorf (not a good fit for us) and "A Thomas Jefferson Education" (compelling). I don't know what we'll do in the future.
It doesn't feel like "homeschooling" with my 2yo right now. I have set up a few Montessori practical life activities for him in the last few days, so I'm starting to think of homeschooling him. I don't remember when it felt like homeschooling with my oldest, but probably not before 3, I guess.
Our educational materials, besides regular books, are the Miquon Math Orange Book, maze books, science books, and some encyclopedias.
Ds1's interests over the past year and half have been: bones, outer space, castles and knights, engines, gravity, energy, geography, and molecules. Everything after the first two topics have been recent interests. He also loves to draw and used to like writing (but hasn't been into it lately). He does a lot of imaginative play with his little brother. They both like numbers.
Ok, enough about us.
I would love to hear about the other "preschool" homeschooling families.