My little boy can play with his Lego for the whole morning! Complete with building something, followed by conversations between his Lego Men, crashing sounds, explosion, flying etc.
Since I do not want to be an intruder but I so want him to start writing and counting. I sit on the floor with him and talk about what he is doing. For a few weeks now I am successful at getting him to count and write. And he is eager too. He likes to talk a lot!!!
At the very start of this he told me the names of his Lego men and I told him that he should write his name and then I will write the name of his Lego men. And he replied, "No , I do not want to write I am still playing. I will just say my name."
So I told him about the movie I saw when I was a child about a man who does not know how to read and write and this mean guy forces him to sell his horse by forcing his signature on a piece of paper. And since the whole place/ town knows that this guy does not know how to write, the mean guy just forced his hand to write an X and everybody in the place/ town believed the mean guy.
So we went on talking about the horse and the man who can not write and property and selling and stealing and his Lego horse. And from then on I have a willing, struggling writer. Not the book kind of writer but the ABC learning to write writer. My goal is he gets to write his name before the year ends.