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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.

View our correlations to Common Core State Standards →

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

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Welcome to Learning Without Tears

We are changing our name…but the fun and learning stay the same…

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Professional Development Workshops

Register for any workshop online with code WEB417 and get $10 off.

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Upcoming workshops include:

Pre-K Readiness and K–5 Handwriting 
in San Francisco/BurlingameFt. Lauderdale,
New YorkLexington, and Baltimore.

K5 Keyboarding & Digital Citizenship 
in IndianapolisHouston,
New Orleans, and San Francisco.

NEW! Virtual Keyboarding Workshop
on June 13, July 20, and August 9.

Handwriting Assessment in Oakland
Denver, Washington, DCChicago,
and Raleigh.

Free Classroom Downloads

Make 2017 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 & Digital Citizen 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.

NEW Virtual Option!

Keyboarding Without Tears

Check out the virtual, instructor-led version of our K–5 Keyboarding & Digital Citizenship Workshop.