Emily - posted on 09/02/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My 4 year old son starts school this month. He cannot read and write although he can use a pencil and tries to write his name. He can spell his name but he cannot write the letters out. He likes to be read to, but does not yet point out words on the page. His friend (a few months older) can write clearly many words and can draw recognisable pictures. My son just draws squigles. Is my son behind? Will he catch up when he gets to school? Should I be pushing him more? He is more interested in playing than in reading and writing. Is this normal?