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High Five! The Top 5 Ways to Incorporate Hands-on Learning in Your K–5 Classroom

Multisensory learning doesn’t need to end after Pre-K. Hands-on learning is a valuable teaching tool long after preschool. In fact, A ...Continue reading

Teaching Tips, Ask the Experts

Lowercase Letters in Pre-K? Founder, Jan Z. Olsen, answers your questions!

 

Q: Should I teach lowercase letters in Pre-K?
A: Yes—but only if your Pre-K children are ready. Make sure children know all of their capitals first...Continue reading

Readiness

The Importance of Play-Based Learning in Preschool

 

To play or not to play? That seems to be the perennial question in early education—and one that has been a hot button issue in recent news. As mounting evidence suggests that children do...Continue reading

Teaching Tips

Celebrate Thanksgiving and Practice Handwriting

There is something to be said about opening a crisp envelope with a delightful card and a thoughtful, handwritten thank you note inside. In an increasingly digital age, handwritten cards and notes...Continue reading

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Welcome to Crayons, Pencils, and Keyboards!

Dear Friends,  

 

Welcome to Crayons, Pencils, and Keyboards—a blog from Learning Without Tears!

 

We’re excited that you’ve joined us outside of the classroom and we’...Continue reading