At what age should a child be able to write his/her name? Is this a necessary skill to have before starting kindergarten? DS will be 5 in Dec., and has been able to spell out his name since he was 3, knows all letters, yet shows ZERO interest in writing his name, or in drawing anything besides scribbles, circles, dots, and railroad tracks. (He is train obsessed.) I tried to do it with him again today, and he just wanted to show me his railroad tracks on the paper and where the branch lines were.: His preschool is a learning through play based one where he goes 3 days a week, and I love the fact that they don't push worksheets, etc., but he starts K in the fall, and I just want him to be prepared. Should I be worried? Should I really be working with him more on trying to write his name?