Children Struggle To Hold Pencils Due To Excessive Use Of iPads – IOTW Report

Children Struggle To Hold Pencils Due To Excessive Use Of iPads

 Tech Times: Children struggle to hold and use pencils due to excessive use of touchscreen phones and tablets such as iPads, experts claimed.

Overusing Devices Affects Development Of Muscles Needed For Holding Pencils.

Overusing these devices damage children’s dexterity, preventing the kids’ finger muscles from developing in a way that would allow them to hold pencils correctly once they start school, according to healthcare experts.

“Children are not coming into school with the hand strength and dexterity they had 10 years ago,” said Sally Payne, the head pediatric occupational therapist at the Heart of England foundation NHS Trust.

“To be able to grip a pencil and move it, you need strong control of the fine muscles in your fingers.”

Parents find it easier to give iPads to children than giving them muscle-building play activities such as cutting and sticking, building blocks and pulling toys, Payne added.

Without these types of activities, shoulder, wrist, and elbow muscles needed for writing do not develop.

Some teachers even claimed that some children do not know how to receive a paintbrush or pencil.  MORE HERE

13 Comments on Children Struggle To Hold Pencils Due To Excessive Use Of iPads

  1. That isn’t the only problem with not writing with pencil and pen. The physical act of writing on paper helps develop your memory too.

  2. I’m certain they can hold a fork and spoon with a full load. I think this story is more about Teacher excuses (or as I call them, Explainers, because they don’t teach anymore)

  3. A good thing for liberals… once you can no longer write or read cursive you no longer can read the Constitution or any documents that they don’t transcribe for you.

  4. In order to think critcally you need to have refine dexterity, which is linked to self control, focus and concentration. No wonder it’s so easy for the left to manipulate public school system pawns. The basic skills needed for survival are not taught and the parents are just as handicapped.

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