Quoting Lauralie89:" Ugh I feel like I'm falling behind..my almost 5 year old is writing some letters and numbers but can't spell his name yet...I better kick my butt into high gear."
My little one is 3.5 and has no interest in writing yet. she still cant color in lines either. but according to stein phylosophy/woldorf education kids shouldnt be rushed to write , age 6-7 is a good time to start writing. and actually growing up in Slovakia, kindergarden was all about playing, hands on stuff, second language and then once you go into 1st grade ( 6years old ) you start learning how to write and read. and this is what i plan on doing with my little one too.
of course if child is interested in writing do encourage it earlier!