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Teaching Numbers to Kids

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One of the first lessons we learn as kids is how to count numbers. Opening the door to mathematics, learning numbers is a crucial...Continue reading

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How to Improve Handwriting for Students with Autism

As of September of 2020, 1 in 54 students is likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While autism’s symptoms vary from person to person and have a wide range of severity, it is...Continue reading

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How to Teach Letter and Alphabet Sounds

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Alphabet knowledge is one of the first building blocks of...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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Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: How to Help Your Child or Student

“Tell your hand what to do.” “Magic c becomes the d.” “Bzzzzz”

 

These may sound rather cryptic, but they are powerful reminders for all students, especially those...Continue reading

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Helping Children Write Their Names

Helping children learn to write their names in upper and title case

Every child deserves the chance to learn to write their name. As an occupational therapist working with children for over 35 years now, it’s something in which I firmly believe. I pride myself on...Continue reading

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How Can Teachers Communicate Effectively with Parents?

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Why is Teacher-Parent Communication so Important?

Now, more than ever, establishing effective communications with parents is vital to classroom success. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced...Continue reading

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7 Fun Fall Activities for Preschoolers

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Fall is a great time to engage in lots of creative and educational activities for young children. Here are seven indoor and outdoor activities that can be done using just a few supplies you...Continue reading

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Wet-Dry-Try Showdown: the Activity Vs. the App

Have you tried out the Wet-Dry-Try activity?

Based on the award-winning Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum, Wet-Dry-Try is a multisensory learning activity that teaches students correct letter and...Continue reading

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Teaching Handwriting At Home in 2020

How can you teach handwriting at home?

So here we are, feeling like we have entered an alternate universe where we are supporting our kids at home. Where to begin? What can we do to support our students with learning handwriting?...Continue reading

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