What is Happening to Fine Motor Development? Marcy Guddemi - Community Playthings

Lacking Fine Motor Skills is not "Fine" in Kindergarten 
A new and disturbing phenomenon is rising on the educational horizon. Many children are arriving at kindergarten lacking the basic fine motor skills needed to hold a pencil and write. This lack of dexterity in their fingers and hands can be attributed to theincreased use of touch screen technology and decreased use of crayons, paints, pencils, scissors, clay, and other manipulatives in their daily lives.