Too Much iPad Time Means Kids Can’t Hold Pencils Properly

No doubt that each and every gadget we use in our life makes our job easy, but with immense use we are definitely loosing something which we shouldn’t.

In this technical era, kids are using tablets and smartphones more than books. In this case kids’ fingers lack the strength to hold a pencil properly.

Children are not coming into school with hand strength and dexterity they had 10 years ago; to be able to grip a pencil and move it, you need a strong control on the fine muscles in your fingers. Children need lots of opportunity to develop those skills.

According to Sally Payne, Head Paediatric Occupational Therapist at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.

She believes that these all issue is due to modern day iPad and tablets, instead of doing more traditional “muscle-building” exercises like – essay writing.

There have been many cases where kids prefer writing on tablets more than paper. Even some education system follows the same pattern for the sake of modern day education system.

We go into a lot of schools and have never gone into one that has embraced teaching through technology which isn’t using pens alongside the iPads.

According to Barbie Clarke, A Child Psychotherapist and Founder of the Family Kids and Youth Research Agency.

This would be a serious issue in future, because we take no time to introduce new techs to our kids.

To overcome this we all should be keen to introduce our kids to techs without sacrificing finger strength could consider tablets that can be controlled using a pen-like stylus. These includes the iPad Pro (Apple Pencil) and Microsoft Surface Pro (Surface Pen).

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