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Effect of Screen Time on Motor Skills: The Smartphone Generation is not Ready to Write

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Teachers are seeing more and more kindergarteners whose fingers are not ready to write. They lack the fine motor skills required to write legibly in Kindergarten and beyond. This has been traced back to excessive touchscreen device use. As adults these days, we barely write at all. And sometimes when we do have to write,…

Put the Phone Down and Play with your Infant, Says Science

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We came across a very interesting research article published in the journal ‘Current Biology’ which says that Caregivers whose eyes wander during playtime — due to distractions such as smartphones or other technology, for example — may raise children with shorter attention spans, according to a new study by psychologists at Indiana University. While at first…