The iPad Generation

Ritu raises concerns about the children growing up in our digital age. When my sons were small, a paper and pen were always in the handbag. Waiting anywhere was occupied by drawing and later by playing word games, dots or hangman. Crayons, chalks and paper are the cheapest of toys… and the best of learning tools on so many levels.

But I Smile Anyway...

Yes, I’m back on my educational soapbox!

You know I’m back to work when issues regarding school children start inspiring my posts!

Today, my gripe is grip.

Yup, I’m talking about pencil grip.

I am horrified at the stages my children in nursery are at for many things… And I believe it is due to the way we live today, but the pencil grip, or lack of is worrying. I know we all talk about computers, consoles, tv and tablets nowadays lessening children’s physical exercise. This, to a huge extent, is responsible for a lot of overweight amd lazy children who hate to go outside.

That was a huge reason why I sided with my colleagues on not getting more technology in the nursery. After all, these children in with us for a mere 3 hours a day, and when at home, most of them are pretty adept at using…

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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12 Responses to The iPad Generation

  1. Ritu says:

    Thank you for this reblog Sue, it is an issue so close to my heart, and it is awful to see just how much the lack of a simple pencil and paper in children’s lives nowadays affects their development…


    • Sue Vincent says:

      Fine control is so critical to so many things, including writing of course, but not just that. I see every day how Nick struggles with many very simple tasks after losing that fine control in his dominant hand. Anything that can enhance it has to be good. Besides, drawing, painting, writing and modelling are all great fun for kids…especially when they are allowed to get messy.

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  2. alesiablogs says:

    Oh how can we forget pen and paper!!!

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