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  1. Lowercase Letters in Pre-K? Founder, Jan Z. Olsen, answers your questions!

    Teaching Tips, Ask the Experts Lowercase Letters in Pre-K? Founder, Jan Z. Olsen, answers your questions! Jan Olsen - OTR November 14, 2017 0   Q: Should I teach lowercase letters in Pre-K? A: Yes—but only if your Pre-K children are ready. Make sure children know…

  2. Ask Jan

    Ask Jan Founder, Jan Z. Olsen, answers all of 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. Capital letters are easy: All start at the top. All are the…

  3. Learning Without Tears History

    Learning Without Tears History In 1977, Jan Olsen set out on a mission to make handwriting easier to learn for her son John. Responding to John’s tears over handwriting in first grade, Jan used her occupational therapy training and background to develop strategies to…

  4. 5 Summer-to-School Activities

    Teaching Tips, Ask the Experts 5 Summer-to-School Activities Jan Olsen - OTR August 21, 2018 0 As school bells starting ringing across the country, millions of children will be heading back to the classroom.   Looking for some quick inspiration for easy, fun activities that will…

  5. Get to Know Us

    every educator and child succeed with fun. Learn More  History In 1977, Jan Olsen set out on a mission to help her son. Responding to John’s tears over handwriting in first grade, Jan used her occupational therapy training and background to develop strategies to…

  6. Frog Jump Gazette

    the connections between handwriting and composition. This issue focuses on opinion writing and independent thinking and writing. From Pre-K to Grade 5, we are happy to help you build confident communicators in the classroom.   All the best,   Jan Z. Olsen  Workshop Savings…

  7. Celebrate OT Month

    of Learning Without Tears. We were founded by Occupational Therapist Jan Olsen who simply wanted to help her son succeed. From that humble beginning, Jan and Learning Without Tears have helped thousands of students achieve handwriting success. Join us as we celebrate…

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    , and three cousins in Thailand, whom we skype often.”   Wow! We’re so impressed with both Zachary’s tidy cursive writing and his meticulous eye for detail. Our founder, Jan Z. Olsen was thrilled to receive the letter and wrote the following response (click to enlarge).   Thanks…

  9. March is Music in Our Schools Month!

    Handwriting Without Tears workshop with Jan Olsen in 2002. She has written a series of grants, taught HWT workshops and made it her mission to help all children achieve handwriting success. She is currently a program specialist and national presenter for Learning Without Tears….

  10. Learning Without Tears Partners with Adopt A Classroom for National Handwriting Day!

    the Alphabet: Practice & Activities for Kids Next Post Lowercase Letters in Pre-K? Founder, Jan Z. Olsen, answers your questions! Let’s get social Subscribe for Updates Learn handwriting tips, tricks, and techniques to help your students learn faster and have even more fun…

  11. Learning & Teaching the Alphabet: Practice & Activities for Kids

    families and teachers use the same, consistent language, children are able to have skills reinforced at home and school. Download our capital and lowercase letter formation charts here. Watch our founder, Jan Olsen teach a child how to write her name in title case on our Double…

  12. Mon Livre d'ecriture (French)

    My Printing Book translated into French! Jan a créé ce manuel pour…

    Mon Livre d'ecriture (French)

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