A teaching friend has directed me here. Apologies for the post but I'm after some help. I want to help my daughters (KS1 /2) learn to right properly. The school don't follow any set scheme. I don't want curly cursive or print, just for them to learn normal joined up handwriting. Both are keen. I'm happy to buy Nelson's or Penpals to use at home. From what I can see, Nelson's do workbooks 1-6 and Developing Skills books. Penpals do similiar -although I can't work out if the pupil guides are called practice books, and what 'the big book' is. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0521755026/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/052175500X/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE Do any of you use these schemes in your school or have an experience? Is one better than the other. The practice books comes in packs of 10- so I know I'll have to put up with that. But not really what else to do.Collins and M&S both do handwriting books but I'm not sure if they are joined up or not. I'd really appreciate your professional advice. Thanks. Ps I have searched on here but I don't know if the schemes have changed recently or which as a teacher you might advise a parent to get. Both my daughters like working through workbooks and are less keen on worksheets at home. They seem to like the satisfaction of completing a book.