Increasing use of technology has affected students hand strength leading to difficulty holding pens and pencils, says Sally Payne of the Heart of England foundation NHS Trust. Activities such as cutting, playing with building blocks and pulling ropes can help students develop proper writing grip, Payne notes.
Check out this Guardian article for more.
From the NY Times article:
“Spend some time introducing your child to social media, the same way you introduce them to your neighborhood,” advises Dr. Sherry Turkle, author of “Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age” and an MIT psychologist. “It is simply now part of parenting.”
From an interesting op-ed in today’s NY Times:
“A group of former Facebook and Google employees last week began a campaign to change the tech companies they had a hand in creating. The initiative, called Truth About Tech, aims to push these companies to make their products less addictive for children — and it’s a good start. But there’s more to the problem. If you think middle-class children are being harmed by too much screen time, just consider how much greater the damage is to minority and disadvantaged kids, who spend much more time in front of screens.”
Tablettoddlers plans on watching the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony with the kids tonight at 8:00 pm EST. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking full advantage of all Comcast Xfinity has to offer in ways of watching both online and off. They’ve made it easy to personalize our viewing experience on X1 and the streaming app. We’re fans of using the voice remote for EVERYTHING. For the Olympics, just say “Olympics Home” to get started. Ridiculously easy.
There are 50 virtual channels on X1 including dedicated ones to hockey and curling. For quick updates, just press the “C” button, or as my kids call it, the “sports” button, or say “sports app” on the voice remote and you can get updated on specific competitions, athletes, country medal counts and sport specific video clips to binge.
Instant On Demand ensures you won’t miss a moment of primetime action. Just select or say “restart” and you’re all set. Otherwise, all competitions are available next day On Demand in high def or 4K.