Handwriting Without Tears

HWTThe children participate in a Handwriting Without Tears activity weekly. Handwriting 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, presents letters in a developmentally appropriate order, separates fine motor skills in letter construction, and employs a multi-sensory approach which appeals to children with different learning styles.

Through a variety of unique learning tools, such as wood pieces, mini chalkboards and play dough, children build fine motor skills that support handwriting. HWT presents letters in a developmentally based way and the materials meet the child where he/she is developmentally, successfully building confidence and independence.