Honestly? OK here goes.............
When dd1 was a year old I knew that we'd end up using Sonlight for history, science, and lang. arts. By the time she was 3 I knew she'd excel with Miquon math, and then I discovered Math-U-See and went hmmmmm maybe that would work better. Well, guess what? We're in the process of withdrawing from our k12 virtual academy to hs independently, and I'm planning on Sonlight for history, science, and lang. arts and dd1 will do Miquon math and Math-U-See. LOL (if you must know, dd2 will do Horizons math most likely, or something else, I'm still deciding on her math, and dd3 will do the same math program as dd2 when she starts while dd4 ends up most likely doing the math that dd1 is doing)
So, in my personal opinion, you can have a good feel for a child's learning style by the time they are 3 and start planning and saving (just not buying yet in case they totally throw you for a loop and change on you lol) if you are in tune with your child and observant enough to see how they master skills. I knew from the start that dd1 is a kid who likes to do it herself and work on it on her own until she masters it and THEN show me, its how she learned to walk and crawl and stand and even tie her shoes. It all depends on the child and the parent, not all parents can pick it up quickly like that. Just research and observe, take notes on how your LO tends to learn new things, and then see if you can determine how to best teach to that style and find something that works well within it.
Cat- hsing momma to a wild crew of kids
Melissa 4/03, Lydia 5/04, Kimberly 1/06, Jordan 9/07, PJ 2/12, and Nate 5/14