Amanda - posted on 04/19/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son is four and starts kindergarten in September. He wont sit down and write anything. He wont even try to draw shapes. He is in nursery school and is one of the oldest there. He wont sit and draw or write there either. All the other kids in his class even the younger ones by a year, can write their names. I try to get him to do it but he wont. We sit at the table every day to try but he shuts down right away. I told him today that if he tries he can watch two episodes of Mighty Machines. Well it kinda worked. He made me leave the room first. He did try but I really can't tell what they are. Do I just keep letting him do it on his own? I know that wont happen in Kindergarten cause the one he got I have been will stand behind the kids that can't do it. I hates that. If any of you went through this what did you do. I have patience like you wouldn't believe, I never raise my voice when we do this and I remind him that when he gets to kindergarten the teacher wont let him get away with pouting to get out of it. He is very smart he knows every machine under the sun and can tell you what a dry bulk huller is, what a low boy is, what a pup and truck is. But he wont do writing or math. HELP!