Today children under five are more comfortable playing computer games than tying their own shoelaces.
Practical skills in children are increasingly being lost, with tradition skills being replaced by , well I don’t know really.
Seven out of ten, two to five year olds are happy playing on-line games compared to just 11 per cent who were capable of tying their shoelaces.
Also children are losing out on social and physical well-being as parents find it easier to entertain them by putting them in front of a computer screen.
As a result less than two out of ten children could swim unaided while 23 per cent aged two to five were able to make a call on a mobile phone.
Amazingly less than half knew their own home address and only a third were able to write their first and last names. Sign of the times I suppose, but in my eyes it doesn’t make it right.