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NEW Handwriting Without Tears

An award-winning curriculum that offers a NEW integrated print and digital approach to teach pencil grip, letter formation, and the literacy skills that are needed for print and cursive handwriting.

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.

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.

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Multisensory Teaching Strategies

Multisensory activities and manipulatives appeal to all learning styles and provide a hands-on approach to handwriting.

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Cross-Curricular Connections

Teach handwriting alongside other subjects! Fun letter lessons and writing activities connect handwriting to math, social studies, ELA, and science.

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Unique Letter Order and Style

Innovative letter order and style are developmentally appropriate and promote easy learning for every letter, print and cursive.

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Workbook Design

Clean, simple and intuitive approach to workbooks invites personalization and creativity and fosters handwriting success. Lefty-friendly with large step-by-step models.

Line Success

Double lines and line generalization activities promote legible writing. When children know how to place letters, they can write well on any style of lined paper.

Assessments and Tailored Instructional Plans

Easy-to-use assessments track handwriting progress in the classroom and support your instruction for year round handwriting success.

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.

The Screener of Handwriting Proficiency

The Screener of Handwriting Proficiency is a free and easy-to administer whole-class assessment tool that provides insightful data through formative and summative assessments on students’ handwriting skills and areas in need of remediation.


Educators can use the Screener to identify and measure specific skill areas where students need print or cursive instruction and intervention throughout the year.




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

Rhonda D.
Elementary School Teacher, Kentwood, LA



New Digital Instruction with HITT!

Bring your student workbooks to life with HITT: The Handwriting Interactive Teaching Tool! This no prep, comprehensive approach to teaching includes digital letter formations, teaching videos, and fun animations your students will love.

K–5 Handwriting Workshops

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

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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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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