Young children, who have easy access to an "overwhelming" amount of technology at an early age, fail to perform even simple tasks like using a pen or pencil, discovers a new study.
The study, conducted by website daynurseries.co.uk on 806 people, found that merely 1 in 4 people believed that kids are actually benefitting from technology being used in nurseries, the Scotsman reported.
Davina Ludlow, director of the online guide to nurseries, said that she was concerned that tablet computers are displacing the traditional methods of learning and play activities.
Literacy expert and writer Sue Palmer said that what children really need up to the age of seven is real life in real space and real time, which means three dimensional experiences.
Giving our kids instant gratification all the time with information and communication technology makes it harder for them to persevere with something that takes a while to learn, Palmer added.