Handwriting Without Tears

Explore our back to school plans for developmentally appropriate, multisensory K–5 handwriting instruction to build good habits from the first day of school.

Children who master handwriting are better, more creative writers. The earlier we teach children to master handwriting, the more likely they are to succeed in school, and write with speed and ease in all subjects. We use fun, engaging, and developmentally appropriate instructional methods to enable children to master handwriting as an automatic and comfortable skill.

Proven Teaching Strategies

More than three million students benefit from the Handwriting Without Tears® program each year.


High end-of-year test scores show students using Handwriting Without Tears are prepared for the handwriting demands of school.

K–5 Handwriting Workshops

Register now for our K–5 handwriting workshop and get engaging, multisensory techniques for quick and effective handwriting instruction!

The Foundation of Communication

Handwriting remains a critical skill in the classroom. In order for children to be successful readers, writers, and ultimately, communicators—they need a strong foundation. 


Explicit handwriting instruction in your classroom will give your students a jump start on communication success. 


Find out why and how Handwriting Without Tears is the perfect fit for your elementary school classrooms. 

Why It Works Easy to learn & teach!

The Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum draws from years of innovation and research to provide developmentally appropriate, multisensory strategies for early writing. The program follows research of how children learn best and includes materials that address all styles of learning.

Developmentally Appropriate

Developmentally appropriate lessons promote quick success.


Multisensory teaching addresses all learning styles.

Unique Letter Order

Innovative letter order promotes easy learning.

Physical Approach

Unique physical approach builds good writing habits

Double Lines

Our double lines control children’s letter size, spacing, and placement.

Hands-On, Multisensory Products

Browse multisensory products and student workbooks that make printing and cursive easy to teach and easy to learn. 

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New Digital Instruction with HITT!

Bring your workbooks to life with HITT: The Handwriting Interactive Teaching Tool.

Bundle Workbooks: See Success, Save Money!

Bundle a handwriting workbook with a journal and a NEW Building Writers workbook for consistent writing instruction and cost savings!

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“The progress is so rapid. All teachers should have awareness and access to this wonderful writing program.”

Rhonda D. Elementary School Teacher