According to Daily Mail, parents are being encouraged by Ministers to ditch teaching their children to write using a pencil and paper and use digital exercise books instead.
The Government is promoting apps for handwriting exercises, interactive story books and educational video games that can be used with youngsters in the home.
But last night, experts warned the approach risks fuelling addiction to technology, with one saying: ‘Handwriting belongs on paper, not a tablet’.
It comes as a Department for Education (DfE) survey of 876 parents shows that that three quarters of children aged five and under have used smart phone or tablet apps to learn at least once in the last six months.
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