Monday, 26 February 2018

Signing On?


It seems remarkable but, apparently, many UK (and other?) children are entering primary school without the finger-strength or dexterity to hold and use a pencil (https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/25/children-struggle-to-hold-pencils-due-to-too-much-tech-doctors-say). This is, seemingly, due to their utilising almost ubiquitous tablets in their early play. Unless corrected (this may require therapy), they will be unable to even sign their name. Writing skills are currently required in school but is their end nigh?

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