I had to smile when I read your question about "coloring during the lines." When I was in kindergarten my mom was brought into school because I was not in a position to colour during the lines just like the other little ones. I also drew on leading on the image and additional blobs of colour here and there. Interestingly, it had been because I was a bit of the "free thinker" and not absolutely because I could not do the perform (while it had been complicated for me). I favored undertaking my own art more than the ditto sheet drawings the teacher desired us to colour. I was the youngest during the group and my technique to cope with the age variation was to have imaginative! Happily, my mom understood and allowed me lots of time and supplies to perform with colour and lines without expecting me to create or write anything. Preschool (and kindergarten) is usually a time of exploration, experimentation, and creativity. It is actually ideal not to assume your little one to seek to perform within the lines or to seek to make fantastic letters at this stage. Invite your little one to check out the colour blobs he tends to make on plain paper. Give him substantial brushes, crayons, and markers to experiment with. It will likely be less difficult for him to understand how you can hold anything more substantial and move it in significant techniques than to seek to fit anything on a flowers coloring page or ditto. If your little one is feeling badly that his art and writing will not look just like the many others, display him the perform of excellent artists (this kind of as Paul Klee, Jackson Pollock, and Joán Miró) whose drawings are additional childlike and non-representational!
It is actually important to recollect that not all small children master to write and draw at the similar time. Your child's coordination (and even his curiosity) will not be ready for additional managed writing and drawing. If he had been having these issues at the end on the kindergarten yr, I would be worried; but at his age it really is within the ordinary variety of little one advancement. Enable your little one the present of time to increase into this skill though providing a progression of writing actions that can help each his interests and his expertise.