DD is 4.5 (she will be 5 in November). She knows numbers, colors, letters, letter sounds, and all the things a preschooler should know. Her daycare/preschool said she is learning on a 2nd grade level. However she can not freestyle write (meaning she can't write anything that she can't trace) She can trace and all of that but free style writing is almost impossible for her. We have worked on it for hours and hours with no progress. She gets frustrated and gives up. Is it normal for an almost 5 year old to have this problem? Can your 4 or 5 year old write free style. She doesn't start Kindergarten until next year because she wont be 5 until November and here you have to be 5 by the start of the school year.