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    Default Children struggle to hold pencils due to too much tech, doctors say

    Children struggle to hold pencils due to too much tech, doctors say


    Children need opportunities to develop hand strength and dexterity needed to hold pencils

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    Children are increasingly finding it hard to hold pens and pencils because of an excessive use of technology, senior paediatric doctors have warned.

    An overuse of touchscreen phones and tablets is preventing children’s finger muscles from developing sufficiently to enable them to hold a pencil correctly, they say.

    “Children are not coming into school with the hand strength and dexterity they had 10 years ago,” said Sally Payne, the head paediatric occupational therapist at the Heart of England foundation NHS Trust. “Children coming into school are being given a pencil but are increasingly not be able to hold it because they don’t have the fundamental movement skills.

    “To be able to grip a pencil and move it, you need strong control of the fine muscles in your fingers,. Children need lots of opportunity to develop those skills.”
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    In what ways might the lacking fine tuning of writing muscles also impact brain development in a child?

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    Kids are being screwed up in many ways because of too much tech

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    I see typical old people's nagging here tbh.

    As technology keeps advancing so do people. In this particular example one can argue that things like pencils, pens and the ability to use these devices may not be necessary in the near future. These devices may easily become obsolete. Just as most of us are not able to operate most if not all historical tools either. We simply don't need to.

    Nagging about "technology screwing up kids" is for old people. Lets not be old lets be flexible and young, at least in our spirits.

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    In my day phones still had buttons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielion View Post
    In my day phones still had buttons.
    And in my days one had to dial the number by rotating a round thing. Omg those poor kids couldnt even do that these days. They are getting screwed up.

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