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Children struggle to hold pencils due to too much tech

Children struggle to hold pencils due to too much tech

Doctors are recommending that children need more opportunities to develop the hand strength and dexterity needed to hold pencils, with technology such as tablets and smartphones apparently to blame.

Senior paediatric doctors say that overuse of touchscreen phones and tablets is preventing children's finger muscles from developing sufficiently to enable them to hold a pencil correctly.

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