My boys (9 and 11) have always been unschooled. I have decided that I want them to learn, in a more structured way, to print and write. They can print all of the letters of the alphabet, but not with any speed or confidence.
I've been researching, and have decided on either Handwriting Without Tears or the Portland (Getty & Dubay) program. Have you tried those? Can you recommend one over the other? Would one be more appropriate for older kids with no previous formal instruction?
I like the idea of learning a printing system that proceeds easily and naturally into cursive. From what I can tell, that describes both of these methods. So, how to choose?