I had to smile when I study your query about "coloring within the lines." When I was in kindergarten my mom was brought into college because I was not capable to shade within the lines like the other little ones. I also drew on top of your picture and additional blobs of shade right here and there. Interestingly, it was because I was a little of the "free thinker" and not completely because I couldn't do the function (while it was hard for me). I favored doing my very own artwork in excess of the ditto sheet drawings the teacher needed us to shade. I was the youngest within the group and my technique to handle the age distinction was to get imaginative! Happily, my mom understood and permitted me lots of time and components to play with shade and lines without having expecting me to create or create a thing. Preschool (and kindergarten) is really a time of exploration, experimentation, and creativity. It's finest to not anticipate your kid to endeavor to function inside the lines or to endeavor to make best letters at this stage. Invite your kid to examine the shade blobs he tends to make on plain paper. Give him big brushes, crayons, and markers to experiment with. It'll be less difficult for him to discover the best way to hold a thing greater and move it in major ways than to endeavor to fit a thing on a scarecrow coloring pages or ditto. In case your kid is feeling badly that his artwork and writing will not seem like the other folks, show him the function of wonderful artists (such as Paul Klee, Jackson Pollock, and Joán Miró) whose drawings are far more childlike and non-representational!
It's significant to remember that not all kids study to create and draw at the identical time. Your child's coordination (and even his curiosity) is probably not prepared for far more managed writing and drawing. If he had been obtaining these complications at the end of your kindergarten year, I'd be anxious; but at his age it truly is inside the typical choice of kid development. Enable your kid the present of time to grow into this ability when supplying a progression of writing activities that could help the two his interests and his skills.