It's taken a while. The mum in me initially panicked over his lack of pencil control, and fine and gross motor skills in general. The teacher in me knew that children developed at different rates and to just chill out. He would pick up a pencil at some point. He would write his name at some point. He would start to enjoy drawing at some point. The latter has taken ages. He spent most of his Reception year in school avoiding the writing table, avoiding the art area, avoiding anything creative. Now he can't get enough of paper and pencil.