Give a toddler a tablet or phone and chances are they’ll instinctively swipe and be able to use the device to some extent. Although these devices can be educational, the overuse of touchscreen phones and tablets is preventing children’s finger muscles from developing so they can properly hold a pencil, according to a new report.
Children aren’t coming into school with the hand strength and dexterity they had 10 years ago. Some reports even found that kids are gripping pencils like cavemen held sticks instead of a finger tripod grip. Yikes!