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Engage young minds, Build essential readiness skills

Young students learn best through play-based instruction that keeps them actively involved. Learning Without Tears offers several ways for students ages 4–6 to develop the foundational skills they need to succeed! 

Easy to Implement, Simple to Teach

Developmentally Appropriate Sequence

Supports Dual-Language Instruction  

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Get Set for School

Right Sized for TK!

Expand your early learning possibilities! Nurture readiness skills through fun, hands-on lessons that engage young minds with child-friendly language. Teachers get guided lessons that create strong academic outcomes. 

  • ACTIVATES imaginations with purposeful play  
  • DEVELOPS fine and gross motor skills with hands-on learning 
  • AVAILABLE in English and Spanish 

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Emergent Writing

Hands-On Writing Instruction

Ease students into their literacy journeys with this intentionally designed curriculum. Students build emergent writing skills developmentally through purposeful manipulatives and joyful, play-based activities. 

  • ENGAGES young students with active lessons 
  • BUILDS emergent writing skills 
  • TEACHES grip, pre-writing, and SEL 
  • REACHES all learning styles through multisensory activities 

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Explore Letters, Their Sounds & Their Stories

With lively letter books and read-alouds featuring an inclusive cast of characters, students build alphabet knowledge, phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, and SEL skills through connected text—built on the science of reading.  

  • EXTENDS instruction through digital tools 
  • STRENGTHENS letter-sound correspondences 
  • FOSTERS proficient readers with explicit instruction 

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Literacy Bundles

Introducing an integrated classroom solution for building early literacy skills. Our purpose-built bundles include the essential items from our popular early literacy programs. It's everything you need to seamlessly combine alphabet knowledge with emergent writing readiness. And you'll get guided instruction that's just right for young students.  

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Professional Learning

Learning Without Tears partners with educators around the country to support their academic outcomes. Working together, we meet educators on their professional journeys through in-person, live-virtual, and on-demand learning opportunities.  

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Program Funding Eligibility

Learning Without Tears products are eligible for educational grants and funding. From early learning to handwriting and keyboarding, you can bring proven-effective, developmentally appropriate products from each of our curricula to your classroom.  

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