Do you remember what you were writing at age five? I have homemade books that I created and school papers that I wrote from about age eight, but I don't recall my first scribblings of words.
Ava, our resident kindergartener, is a furious scribbler right now. In one year, it's gone from symbols:
to the random use of letters (on a homemade telescope):
to the creation of menus:
copying words seen on art:
notes to her brother:
and this morning, the creation of a computer keyboard:
BTW, Ava is NOT spelling "zucchini" or writing notes to her brother on her own. She has the initial idea, and then asks for help with the spelling.