The boy doesn't really like to color. He doesn't like to draw. He will paint occasionally, and he loves mazes, but most of the time has had no interest in holding anything that will write. We pushed it a few times, then decided to trust that he'd come to it when he was ready. All the things are available and he has mostly ignored them until this week. He got up Monday morning and wrote a to do list on the chalkboard. Then he wrote words on the sidewalk outside. He gets it in his own time.