Handwriting Without Tears

HWTHandwriting Without Tears is a multi-sensory, developmental approach to teaching children how to write. Some of the distinct benefits of HWT approach are that it provides consistent language to use when describing how to create a letter, separates fine motor skills in letter construction, and employs a multi-sensory approach which appeals to children with different learning styles.

HWT2Through a variety of unique learning tools, such as wood pieces, mini chalkboards and play dough, children acquire good writing habits and build fine motor skills. All these tools are exciting and engaging and lend themselves to promoting the hand strength that is needed when writing, multi-sensory learning. Another important aspect of the Handwriting Without Tears program is the order and groupings in which letters are taught. HWT presents letters in a developmentally based way, making the materials meet where the child is developmentally, and building confidence with every success.


HWT3 In conjunction with developing fine motor skills HWT presents letters in a multi-sensory approach, tuning into a child’s natural love of songs and movement to present letters and their sounds; incorporating learning through all a child’s sensory systems: moving, manipulating, touching, along with the traditional audio and visual approach. This creates profound and meaningful learning.