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When is a good age to get children into the habit

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So my 5 year old absolutely loves tearing down and putting back together old broken computers that I have laying around. He is pretty observant and follows my direction fairly well. I am wondering when would be a good time to start putting him through the paces and teaching him what the part names are and letting him help build his own machine? He helped me a little with my new system build. *very basic stuff like pushing the pins down for the intel fan, I let him push a couple connectors on, and spin a few of the screws down. But he really wanted to do more (all little engineers do right?) 

So I am wondering what would be a good age? 

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As soon as they can hold a Dremel tool?

I had my daughters help at 16.  While it's not really their thing now, they enjoyed getting creative and trying something new.

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I got paid to tear down couches and chairs at five. It's never too early to teach a work ethic. Info like how capacitors can still zap you after the power is off help teach common sense too. 

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