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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 your questions! How do I help kids to express themselves if they’re struggling to write words? First build the foundation. Teach the 3 handwriting skills that support independent writing.   Write letters correctly from memory….

  3. 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…

  4. About Learning Without Tears

    About Learning Without Tears We make learning and teaching easy and fun! 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…

  5. 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…

  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. Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Teaching Strategies

    is an Occupational Therapist from Dover, DE. She developed a passion for working with children and ultimately teaching others after attending her first Handwriting Without Tears workshop with Jan Olsen in 2002. She has written a series of grants, taught HWT workshops and made it…

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

    Learning in Pre-K Next Post Lowercase Letters in Pre-K? Founder, Jan Z. Olsen, answers your questions! Recent Posts Fall Crafts to Build Fine Motor Skills Nov 7, 2019 It’s Webinar Wednesday! Nov 6, 2019 Happy Book Lovers Day Nov 1, 2019 View blog archive Subscribe for Updates…

  11. Mon Livre d'ecriture (French)

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

    Mon Livre d'ecriture (French)
  12. Toronto

    Assessment Fri, Jan 24 2020 Includes 3 workshops 2-DAY Pre-K and K-5 Workshop (3 workshops) Complete Pre-K through Grade 5 training. Our award-winning Pre-K curriculum uses lively music and playful activities to teach writing readiness, number concepts, geometry, sequencing, phonemic…

    Toronto
  13. Toronto, ON Workshops

    Assessment Fri, Jan 24 2020 Includes 3 workshops 2-DAY Pre-K and K-5 Workshop (3 workshops) Complete Pre-K through Grade 5 training. Our award-winning Pre-K curriculum uses lively music and playful activities to teach writing readiness, number concepts, geometry, sequencing, phonemic…

    Toronto, ON Workshops
  14. San Francisco, CA

    Handwriting Assessment Fri, Jan 24 2020 Includes 3 workshops 2-DAY Pre-K and K-5 Workshop (3 workshops) Complete Pre-K through Grade 5 training. Our award-winning Pre-K curriculum uses lively music and playful activities to teach writing readiness, number concepts, geometry, sequencing,…

    San Francisco, CA
  15. January 24-25, 2020: Toronto, ON

    Keyboarding Handwriting Assessment Fri, Jan 24 2020 Includes 3 workshops 2-DAY Pre-K and K-5 Workshop (3 workshops) Complete Pre-K through Grade 5 training. Our award-winning Pre-K curriculum uses lively music and playful activities to teach writing readiness, number concepts, geometry,…

    January 24-25, 2020: Toronto, ON
  16. January 24-25, 2020: San Francisco, CA

    -5 Keyboarding Handwriting Assessment Fri, Jan 24 2020 Includes 3 workshops 2-DAY Pre-K and K-5 Workshop (3 workshops) Complete Pre-K through Grade 5 training. Our award-winning Pre-K curriculum uses lively music and playful activities to teach writing readiness, number concepts, geometry

    January 24-25, 2020: San Francisco, CA

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