At this stage, your child might develop on his own time within the context of opportunity, practice and previous experience. Children who come from literate homes where literacy skills are valued are at an advantage. Your sweetie pie is 5 years old, and now this age is a period of huge development which may occur in leaps or bounds or steady consistent progress, all of which is usual.
What you need to know
At this point, you will notice that your little one can draw and write in a controlled manner. You will also notice that your kiddo is now able to write more clearly and neatly. It is a great way to understand that your kiddo is developing fine motor skills. It is also a positive sign of developing fine learning and writing skills. However, your sweetie pie needs a mentor to guide him all the time. Always try to handle your kiddo with patience and humbleness, remember he is still learning.
What you can do
Give your child your time and let him practice with the pencil on the copy, whatever he wishes to write. The more time he spends with his pencil, the more he will be confident and hold the pencil properly. Searches show that 5-6 years old learn High Frequency Words. High Frequency words are a small number of words (children learn approximately 200) that make up a large percentage of written print. So these are the crucial years of learning or developing literacy skills and you can be the only one who can help your kiddo the best.