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Children can’t hold pencils properly because they’re addicted to iPads, experts warn

Children are struggling to hold pens and pencils properly because they are overusing touchscreen technology, doctors have warned. Their finger muscles are not strong enough to control the direction of pens and pencils, the experts have claimed. Sally Payne, the head paediatric occupational therapist at the Heart of England foundation NHS Trust, told The Guardian: ‘Children are not coming into school with the hand strength and dexterity they had 10 years ago. ‘Children coming into school are being given a pencil…