Infants ‘unable to use toy building blocks’ due to iPad addiction

Rising numbers of infants lack the motor skills needed to play with building blocks because of an “addiction” to tablet computers and smartphones, according to teachers.

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Graeme Paton
London Telegraph

Rising numbers of infants lack the motor skills needed to play with building blocks because of an “addiction” to tablet computers and smartphones, according to teachers.

Legos, a popular brand of construction toys. Credit: Alan Chia / Wiki

Many children aged just three or four can “swipe a screen” but have little or no dexterity in their fingers after spending hours glued to iPads, it was claimed.

Members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers also warned how some older children were unable to complete traditional pen and paper exams because their memory had been eroded by overexposure to screen-based technology…

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2 Responses to Infants ‘unable to use toy building blocks’ due to iPad addiction

  1. KO says:

    MW children will have great memory skills because they know the infrastructure won’t always be there to support external memory. They will own many valuable sets of information. They will associate that wealth with the love of a parent who wanted to equip them for life. I know a kid who knows pi out to 25 places. If he had proper guidance, who knows what he could do.

    Poems, prayers, the multiplication tables, Scripture, pieces of music, all could be memorized. The periodic table? The detailed geography of county, state, or nation? Edible plants? I’m sure the readers here could come up with a worthwhile curriculum.

  2. KO says:

    Early learning might include memorization-intense subjects like Chinese characters and Russian inflections. When you get older, you just can’t retain as well.

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