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iPad addicted infants ‘unable to use toy building blocks’?

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The Association of Teachers and Lecturers warn that rising numbers of children are unable to perform simple tasks such as using building blocks because of overexposure to iPads, according to a report by the UK’s Telegraph.

Rising numbers of infants lack the motor skills needed to play with building blocks because of an “addiction” to tablet computers and smartphones, the Telegraph adds. “Many children aged just three or four can “swipe a screen” but have little or no dexterity in their fingers after spending hours glued to iPads, it was claimed.”

Parents should turn home WiFi off overnight to stop children playing online games on iPads, the association advises.

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