Touchscreen-addicted children struggle with writing, experts say

- A child’s phone obsession could be making it harder for them to write.

According to handwriting, kids are spending too much time swiping screens, and as a result, they’re not developing the motor skills needed to hold pens and pencils correctly.

The National Handwriting Association says excessive use of technology means children are not developing the dexterity needed to control their writing.

As technology makes its way into more classrooms, experts say it is important for young students to stick to the basics with activities like holding scissors and scribbling with crayons to help build the shoulder, elbow and wrist muscles used in writing.  
 

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