I have a child in my 4 year old class who is, I think, very behind developmentally. He barley can hold a crayon to color. His speech is only understandable about 60% of the time. He has trouble with very basic commands. For instance, this morning, I asked him to put his art in his cubby. He stared at me for a moment and did not react. I then repeated the instructions and the second time he got up went to his cubby but came back to me 30 seconds later with his art still in his hand. He is the only child who cannot draw basic shapes or spell his name. I know that all kids are different but something is not right. During gross motor time it as if he is not in control of his own body. He cannot jump and just learned to run with a smooth consistent motion. I want to inform his parents but do not want offend them. His father is the stay at home and is very over protective. At first I thought that was causing the delay, I now see it is something more. How do I let them know without hurting them? I know that when he goes to kindergarten round up the teacher will say something to them and they may wonder why after two years I did not say it first. Especially when we have such a good repour.