Graeme Paton
London Telegraph
April 16, 2014

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
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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