Teaching Tips

How Are Your Students’ Handwriting Skills? Find Out before the Holidays.

It’s the middle of the school year and winter break is right around the corner. Tis’ the season for finalizing grades, thumbing through the last pages of quarter lesson plans and maybe even...Continue reading

Letter & Number Formation Charts

Our letter and number formation charts are child-friendly letter formations that make it fun and memorable for children to learn their letters and numbers.

Use them for a quick reference or as handouts to take home for learning with the family!

Top 10 Classroom Downloads

More fun and learning for your classroom!

Access the top 10 downloads from our newsletters that include free worksheets to practice handwriting in all subjects and support school-to-home connections.

Welcome Letters

Download our Pre-K and Handwriting Welcome Letters to introduce families to Get Set for School and Handwriting Without Tears.

 

  • Foster school-to-home connections
  • Provide letter formation language for at-home practice
  • Reduce prep for parent nights at school 
Teaching Tips

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

Announcements

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

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