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A study shows that technology is reducing children's to use a pencil or pen. The is from the National Health Service in the UK. Researchers said that , children spend so much swiping iPads or mobile phone screens that they cannot hold a pencil . Children are not using pencils, so they now lack the muscle in their hands to be able to write properly. Researcher Dr Sally Payne said: "Children are not coming into school with the strength and [ability] they had 10 years ago. Children coming into school are being given a pencil but are increasingly not able to hold it they don't have the fundamental skills."

The said technology is changing the physical that children write, draw or make . Children are increasingly using to create. Dr Payne explained why. She said: "It's to give a child an iPad than encourage them to do muscle-building play such as building , cutting and sticking, or pulling toys and ropes. Because of this, they're not developing the foundation skills they need to grip and hold a pencil." Some experts say technology may be causing problems. One said if a child isn't strong enough to hold a pencil, perhaps their whole body is weak. She said it was better for children's development to climb trees than to watch YouTube videos.

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