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How one Mom found "Tears of Joy" with Handwriting Without Tears

Amanda's story came to us through an occupational therapy (OT) group on Facebook and, with her permission, we had to share her beautiful story of overcoming challenges. Amanda, we are proud to be...Continue reading


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5 Ways You Can Prepare Children for Kindergarten this Summer

How can you help your child prepare for school?

What a year this has been.


If you’re a teacher, parent, or caretaker to a Pre-K child, you might be worried about what this school year means for children’s...Continue reading


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6 Ways to Promote Independent Play in Your Child

Before this time of quarantine, parents had multiple roles. Today, these roles are more significant and now require more and more of our time. Working parents are being asked to continue to work...Continue reading


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Distance Learning Without a Device

Schools around the world are closed indefinitely and as an educator, you're doing everything you can to keep children learning at-home. But with so many children lacking access to reliable...Continue reading


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9 Fun Ways to Celebrate Earth Day's 50th Anniversary

April is Earth Month and this year is super special because April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!


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The Social-Emotional Impact of Distance Learning

The social-emotional impact of distance learning

“Why can’t I play with my friends?”

“What happens if everyone gets the virus?”

“When is the next time we can do something fun?”

“It feels like I’m grounded.”

“I hate...Continue reading


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Making Virtual Occupational Therapy Work

Happy Occupational Therapy Month everyone!

In celebration of OT Month, I wanted to offer some information on a...Continue reading


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Fun Writing Activity for Kids at Home: Keep A Journal (or Blog)

Writing a Journal During Challenging Times

Journaling & Free Writing Activities

Unsure of how to keep your student(s) interested in writing while at home? Have them try writing a blog or a journal. Keeping a...Continue reading


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Supporting Distance Learning for Handwriting and Letter Recognition

Supporting Handwriting and Letter Recognition at Home

Around the world, distance learning is quickly becoming the norm as schools and families navigate these unprecedented times. In fact, you might be one of the millions of families and teachers...Continue reading


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A Winter Fine Motor Activity: Snowflake Cut-Outs

Snowflake Cutouts

At Learning Without Tears, we’re all about fine motor skills activities! Our calendar is filled with fun and silly days to celebrate building successful handwriting and keyboarding skills. When we...Continue reading



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