It's not much, but it's a start. She chose of her own free will to learn to write her friend's name and her own name today, and she did it, and then she went away and practised on her own. Now I can stay confident as the September round of "But why isn't she in school?" questions comes up.
I would have stayed firm even if she hadn't, but I wanted somewhere to acknowledge that it's much more convenient that she has.
(She was 4 in April. I find it bizarre that I'm anxious about whether or not she is getting rudimentary literacy at this age).