Handwriting Without Tears is a secular handwriting program designed by an Occupational Therapist. It teaches a clean vertical style and is designed for Kindergarten through 5th grade. Read more about it here.
Comment: HWOT is easy to use and a great way to teach handwriting. You do not need the teacher's book, just look at youtube videos for the method. The chalkboards are very much needed for extra practice. We did not use the blocks I made some from felt. Mat man is great for preschoolers to work on handwriting skills. Small pencils are perfect to begin with. I saw lots of improvement for my son with dysgraphia. It took a lot of work, but HWOT was awesome.
Comment: Great book with easy, just enough new work for each lesson.
|Larra Hanzel|| |
Comment: Easy to use and multi-sensory.
Comment: HWT is a great handwriting curriculum. The unique line spacing actually has been helpful for my daughter, as it reduces visual clutter. It is more streamlined, and interesting because it brings in topics and themes with the lessons, so there is something to think about besides only the boring mechanics of writing letters. I think the curriculum is intelligent, and has a logical progression. I also really appreciate having the option to learn cursive in 2nd grade, which we chose to do. We are sticking with HWT!
Comment: We have used for kg, 1st, and 2nd grade handwriting, and my boys love it! We had attempted a copy book method to handwriting from another curriculum and it was a complete fail. Handwriting Without Tears is so much easier to use.
Comment: My daughter was pretty much able to teach herself cursive by using these books. I only checked and pointed out where she should "be more careful". She is comfortable using cursive over print now.
Comment: I've used multiple grades. My kids love it because they are able to do it on their own. The instructions are clear and the examples of each letter are easy to copy.
|Cori Fonville|| |
Comment: We did the 1st-grade book. It was ok but nothing special. We now use cheap handwriting books off amazon and they do just a good for less.
Comment: I have one student who is more challenged to follow step by step directions and I liked the format that HWT uses with catchy was of remembering the steps and picture connections. I do not like how the handwriting frame style changes throughout the book, that has confused my son a bit. But overall I am pleased with it.