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Handwriting Without Tearms

Letter Style

The Handwriting Without Tears® program teaches a simple, clean, vertical style of printing and cursive that is easiest for children. 


Our printing style helps children succeed in handwriting in an inclusive classroom. The continuous stroke print looks like the letters and words children read every day. It’s developmental, prevents reversals, and prepares children for a smooth transition to cursive.

HWT Print Alphabet


We use a simple, continuous, vertical stroke that is easy for children to learn. The letter style is also familiar because it looks like the letters and words children see and read every day. 

Today’s cursive is not about style, or being fancy.  With correct formation habits, students develop the speed and legibility necessary for cursive success. 

What's In Style?

Download our Print and Cursive Alphabet