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Millions of students all over the world use Handwriting Without Tears. Our easy-to-teach, easy-to-learn curriculum makes handwriting mastery joyful for students and their teachers.

Research supports the active teaching of handwriting. Recent findings demonstrate that writing by hand improves creative writing skills and fine motor skills. In fact, elementary students have been found to write more and faster by hand than when keyboarding.

And with the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, the emphasis and expectations placed on classroom note-taking and expository writing in grades K–5 is greater than ever.

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Select our handwriting program and see just how easy it is to help your students get great results in school.

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Professional Development Workshops

Register for any workshop online with code WEB716 and get $10 off.

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Upcoming workshops include:

Pre-K Readiness and K–5 Handwriting in
Anaheim, Richmond, Salt Lake City, Buffalo, Baltimore, Denver, and Birmingham.

K5 Keyboarding & Digital Citizenship 
in Boston, Philadelphia, DallasChicago, and Portland, ME.

Handwriting Assessment in Minneapolis, New York CityWinnipeg, and Atlanta.

Free Classroom Downloads

Make 2016 a success with our free classroom downloads.

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Build a Keyboard activity board

This 11" x 17" magnetic board and keys can be used on a whiteboard, in a center, on a desk, or on the floor. Shop now →


Keyboarding Workshop

Join us to learn all about Keyboarding Without Tears.

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Get Set for School

Get Set for School

Our hands-on, developmental approach to Pre-K has provided hundreds of thousands of students the foundations needed for academic success.

Keyboarding Without Tears

Get Set for School

The Keyboarding Without Tears curriculum teaches pre-keyboarding and keyboarding in grades K-5 with engaging lessons and activities that are based on how children learn best.