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We're excited to be approved in Idaho!

The Handwriting Without Tears curriculum is approved by the Idaho State Board of Education from September 1, 2013-December 31, 2018 as an English Language Arts & Literacy Resource and the Keyboarding Without Tears curriculum is approved by the Idaho State Board of Education from September 15, 2015-December 31, 2021.


Contact Your Sales Rep

For approval information, pricing, or sample requests, contact your sales representative, Kaela Smith, Territory Manager, at 402.682.3400 or

Free Resources

We have a wide variety of free resources to enhance teaching and support student success.

Screener of Handwriting Proficiency

Free, online student and whole class handwriting assessment

Classroom Downloads

PDFs to download and share with families and educators

A+ Worksheet Maker Lite

Free Handwriting Without Tears font worksheet maker for spelling, vocabulary, and writing with print, cursive, and Spanish characters available

Frog Jump Gazette E-Newsletter

Online newsletter published three times a year with teaching strategies, tips, and free downloads

Capital Start E-Newsletter

Monthly online newsletter for new Handwriting Without Tears users

Video Lessons

Short videos demonstrating lessons and products

Handwriting Without Tears Research Review

Research review about the importance of handwriting instruction

ELL Strategies

Handwriting Without Tears was developed to meet the needs of all learners, including English Language Learners (ELLs).


Our award-winning, research-based approach supports students with different learning styles, abilities, and backgrounds. To provide differentiated instruction for diverse learners and a seamless transition into any classroom setting, our ELL strategies are integrated into our curriculum.


Learn more about how to implement our ELL handwriting strategies in your classroom and check out our ELL handwriting resources.


Strategies for English Language Learners

HWT Print Strategies for ELL

HWT Print Letter Group Posters

HWT Cursive Strategies for ELL 

HWT Cursive Letter Group Posters



Handwriting Without Tears Approved Product Offerings

The approved product offerings for Idaho include the latest resources and strategies for improving students’ handwriting and writing skills and enhancing teacher and educator support.


  • Pre-K–4 Teacher’s Guides
    Helpful guides for implementing handwriting lessons
  • Pre-K– 5 Workbooks
    Effective student workbooks for handwriting and cross-curricular instruction
  • Digital Teaching Tools
    Web-based program for digital handwriting instruction
  • Music
    Exciting songs for engaging instruction
  • 1-2-3 Touch and Flip® Cards
    Tactile double sided cards for tracing, naming, and reviewing numbers
  • A-B-C Touch and Flip® Cards
    Tactile double sided cards for tracing, naming, and reviewing letters
  • Pre-K Wall Cards
    Color stock letter and number cards
  • Wall Cards for Print and Cursive
    Color letter and numbers cards
  • Wood Pieces for Capital Letters
    Wood Pieces for teaching letter size, shape, and position
  • Mat for Wood Pieces
    Mat for Wood Pieces use
  • Laminated Capital Letter Cards for Wood Pieces
    Letters cards to use with Wood Pieces
  • Slate Chalkboard
    Chalkboard for capital letter and number writing practice
  • Blackboard with Double Lines
    Blackboard for letter formation and placement
  • Stamp and See Screen®
    Magnetic writing tool for grip development
  • Roll-A-Dough Letters®
    Dough for letter making
  • Mat Man Book Set
    Boxed set of Mat Man’s adventure books with a Build Mat Man Poster
  • Notebooks
    Notebooks for student writing
  • Paper
    Wide, regular, and narrow paper for writing practice



Keyboarding Without Tears Approved Product Offerings

  • Keyboarding Bundles
    Keyboarding license and handwriting workbooks
  • Keys for Me
    Kindergarten keyboarding license
  • My Keying Board
    Grade 1 keyboarding license
  • Key Power
    Grade 2 keyboarding license
  • Keyboarding
    Grade 3 keyboarding license
  • Keyboarding Success
    Grade 4 keyboarding license
  • Can-Do Keyboarding
    Grade 5 keyboarding license