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I'm working with my son over the summer doing some school type activities and some unschooling.
My question is the writing worksheets he does in school are in standard block. I personally think D'nealian is better since it encourages their writing to be similar to cursive from the start. But I don't want to confuse him either.
Should I continue to use the SB worksheets so he'll be doing the same thing come fall, or just use the DN I prefer??
I say just do what you want. I don't think it will be too confusing. My daughter learned standard print, but her first grade curriculum taught DN. She wrote DN for the handwriting workbook, but everything else she did in standard. I like that DN gets them ready for cursive and I presented it that way to her. When she learns cursive we will do the same thing. She will write cursive when she is learning it, but I won't expect her to write everything in cursive.
If it were me, I would probably just stick with SB. A lot of schools dont even teach cursive writing anymore, so doing the D might get confusing for him unless you have plans to teach him. If he is interested in that, then go for it. My daughter hated writing the D way ( she thought it was too confusing) when she was in school but then again she hated going to school and anything that had to do with school lol.
If you don't plan to continue HS'ing, I'd do whatever the school is teaching. If you'll be homeschooling, teach anything you want. We're doing different styles of print & cursive all at once and it hasn't been confusing at all.