Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Pencils in the news

The Guardian reports that increasing number of English schoolchildren are unable to hold a pencil properly. The reason: too much technology. Sally Payne, pediatric occupational therapist:

“It’s easier to give a child an iPad than encouraging them to do muscle-building play such as building blocks, cutting and sticking, or pulling toys and ropes. Because of this, they’re not developing the underlying foundation skills they need to grip and hold a pencil.”
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