One of the HUGE pieces of Common Core was trading paper and pencil for electronic devices in the classroom with pre-loaded curriculum that parents were not allowed to view, and the results have been catastrophic.
A group of doctors is now saying young children in the digital generation can’t even hold a pen or pencil anymore.
Senior pediatric doctors are stating that the overuse of touchscreen phones and tablets is preventing children’s finger muscles from developing sufficiently to enable them to hold a pencil correctly.
“Children are not coming into school with the hand strength and dexterity they had 10 years ago,” pediatric occupational therapist Sally Payne said. “Children coming into school are being given a pencil. They are increasingly not be able to hold it because they don’t have the fundamental movement skills.”
Pediatricians are blaming the erosion of basic motor