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Handwriting Without Tears is a preschool handwriting curriculum designed to make it easier for kids to learn to write their capital letters. This program uses hands on manipulatives to teach the shapes of the letters which makes it great for kids who are working on their fine motor skills. In this review I share which components of the program we used as a family as well as our top 5 favorite manipulatives to use for handwriting practice.
For kinesthetic learners who prefer lots of hands-on practice to acquire knowledge, it is the perfect program. In order to teach successfully with fun, Handwriting Without Tears employs multimodal techniques..
Over on Instagram this week, we shared our pencil grasp trick with a treasure chest theme. This pencil grasp trick is one that helps so many kids because there is a common reason for poor pencil grasp, that can be easily remedied. In fact, for kids struggling with pencil grasp and teachers or parents who ... Read more
Teach handwriting in kindergarten by starting early and working smart. Here are the four basics to teaching handwriting in kindergarten -- so that all students can form letters successfully and without stacks of worksheets. At first, I'll admit, I was frustrated by being told to teach handwriting when the common core standards rolled out. These are the two standards I'm talking about: K.L.1.a-3. Print all uppercase letters.K.L.1.a-4. Print all lowercase letters. Despite my initial…