My DS is 7 and I am just wondering how many of your children around this age can use the fork and knife without any problem. I have no idea at all if he should be good. Obviously I am asking this cos he is quite bad with them. We usually end up cutting his food for him and he would just use a fork to eat the pieces. We are fine doing that but just curious if that is the norm.
DS can hold his pencil and write very well no problem with that. When he was about 4, his kinder teacher commented to me that she was shocked he could not even use a butter knife to butter his bread. I was of course a bit shocked she said that, but she was one of those rather critical teachers.