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Handwriting Without Tearms

Why It Works

The Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum draws from years of innovation and research to provide developmentally appropriate, multisensory tools and strategies for your classroom. The program follows research that demonstrates children learn more effectively by actively doing, with materials that address all styles of learning.

We teach effectively with joy. We have figured out easier, happier ways for children to master handwriting. Handwriting Without Tears is dedicated to developing excellent materials for children and training for teachers. As a result, millions of students have successfully used our program. The result truly is handwriting without tears! 


Why the Program Works

Teaching Strategies

Unique strategies that appeal to all

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Workbook Design

Clean and simple

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Teaching Order

From print to cursive

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Letter Style

Promoting the easiest style

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Line Success

Double lines and other lines

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Research references