Doctors SHOCKED as children no longer able to hold pencils due to endless use of mobile devices

Doctors SHOCKED as children no longer able to hold pencils due to endless use of mobile devices:

Today’s children have more technology at their disposal than any generation before them, and it’s a bit of a double-edged sword. Some parents might marvel at the wide range of educational apps available that claim to help children boost academic skills, but that won’t count for much if they can’t even master the basic skill of writing.

A study carried out by the Heart of England Foundation NHS Trust found that young children are entering school without the hand strength and dexterity needed to hold their pencils due to the widespread overuse of touchscreen tablets and phones. The ability to grip and move a pencil requires a strong control over the fine muscles in the fingers, and children who are constantly using touchscreens don’t get the opportunity to develop these essential skills.

Parents have no one to blame but themselves, according to British pediatricians. Many parents find it easier to park their kids in front of an iPad than to encourage them to build with blocks or participate in other activities that build hand muscles such as coloring.

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Germany: Berlin’s third graders can’t write. 75% out of 24.000 elementary school students failed in the field of spelling set by the Conference of Ministers of Education.

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Germany- Berlin is now teaching Turkish to first graders, especially for families with a Turkish background. This is what integration looks like under Sandra Scheeres(SPD).

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Experts warn of a literacy crisis among Aussie kids – here are the eight signs that show how your child could be lagging behind

Experts warn of a literacy crisis among Aussie kids – here are the eight signs that show how your child could be lagging behind:

  • Australia is facing an illiteracy ‘crisis’, education experts have warned  
  • Parents are not equipping their children with reading and speaking skills 
  • Teachers are reporting students are struggling with basic literacy

Australia is facing an illiteracy ‘crisis’ with children starting kindergarten less prepared than ever, experts have warned.

Education experts say distracted parents are not equipping their children with reading and speaking skills and are relying too heavily on teachers.

Teachers are reporting more and more of their students are struggling with basic literacy, Warwick Daily News reported.

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As Women March, Ohio State Course Reprimands “White Heterosexual Masculinity”

As Women March, Ohio State Course Reprimands “White Heterosexual Masculinity”:

As 1000s of Women’s March protesters gather in cities across America on the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration, a class taught this spring at Ohio State University will review a parade of reasons why white heterosexual masculinity is allegedly problematic, tackling the topic from the constructs of racial issues, bullying, pop culture, societal expectations and much more, according to its syllabus.

As The College Fix’s Amanda Tidwell reports,  the syallbus states that masculinity simultaneously harms yet privileges men.

The course, “Be a Man! Masculinities, Race and Nation,” includes a variety of readings to that end, including its required textbook “Dude, You’re a Fag!” by C.J. Pascoe, which analyzes masculinity as not only a gendered process, but sexual one, its Amazon description states.

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