Surgery students ‘losing dexterity to stitch patients’. This is a very serious state of affairs when surgeons are saying that their students have lost the dexterity for stitching or sewing up patients. ‘Screen time’ must be causing one of the problems, albeit not all.

I am quite concerned about the lack of ‘playing’ children do now. How many times, have you seen children playing hopscotch, skipping, playing marbles, playing with tiny tea-sets and pouring water into the cups etc.

I told some parents the other day how good marbles were for their children’s dexterity – you won’t believe someone came back and asked how to play them! Same with ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf’? Obviously, I could go on and on.

We must start looking at the skills we are losing to digital devices and the fact that children appear to have lost the ‘art of just playing’. These skills, not only affect children with #dyslexia, #dyscalculia, #dysgraphia, #dyspraxia and other #SpLD’s, but also with family and business life as we know it.

BBC News
30/10/18