Its all cos Dad bought that electric piano you know ;)
Pixie dust for the preparation!!! May i ask how old Master Stephen is?
He was 6 last month. I'm not sure I want him sitting exams at 6 though.
Even if you don't want him to take the exam at this point, you can have him follow the course progression, then take the exam when you feel he is emotionally ready for it. Just have him continue preparing for the exam as part of his normal practice sessions. And you and Hex can work with him on recognizing the time signature, change in tempo, crescendo, decrescendo, etc., by just playing music and casually asking him questions. It's amazing how quickly it will become second nature to him to analyze what he is hearing, then tuck it away while he enjoys the music! It doesn't have to be just classical music--mix it up a bit! :D