Ds is 3. He's been reading for a while, and is interested in writing now. He figured out how to write almost all of the letters, and asks how to spell certain words as he's at his table drawing. I have shown him how to do a few of the letters, but mostly he has made up his own way, e.g., a "Y" is a line down, then two lines up, stemming from the middle. "P" is a line down, and a full circle at the top. I think it's great, but I'm wondering if I should show him the right ways to do it, in case this is setting up a habit for writing letters that way. It might be harder for him to learn the "right" way in a few years when they're teaching it in school (don't get me started on whether he'll be incrediby bored in school, etc.! Different thread!). Or, will he just pick it up by watching us write? We hardly ever write though in this computer age!