Many Children Are Unable To Hold A Pencil or Sit Still At the Age of Five

An expert in early education, Sally Goddard Blythe has suggested that all infants be given a physical check at age 5, as we live in a time where too many children are starting school unable to hold a pencil, still or stand up straight.

Early developmental difficulties can have a major effect on our children’s academic results later in life.

Research has it that there is indeed a clear link between poor physical co-ordination in primary school and performance in literacy and numeracy tests taken at the age of 11.

According to Ms Blythe:

Difficulties are likely to be getting worse because of a reduction in the amount of time spent playing outdoors over the last 30 or 40 years, with rising numbers of children remaining glued to TV screens and games consoles.


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