Bumping to see if you'll get more responses. Before school started, how much pressure was there around writing? If you've been stressed about it, is it possible he's felt prssured and is stressed about it? By the first day of kinder, a lot of kids who have never been to school before are able to write their own names and perhaps a few other words (like mom, dad, maybe a sibling or friend's name). Usually they print in all caps at this point, and kindergarten teachers start teaching lower case letters. Not every single child is at that point, but many are. If you think your son is far behind that, then you might consider getting an OT to evaluate him. On the other hand, you might think about homeschooling him, dropping writitng for now and concentrate on activities that develop the motor skills for writing (I remember reading on MDC something about clay and sand play being good for that? Also doodling/drawing with your finger--maybe finger paints? Hopefully other mamas here will know what I'm talking about.
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