Tip: Cutting Food And Using Utensils To Eat

If left to their own devices, all children will eat with their fingers. Whether you are teaching to eat with a fork or chopsticks, use the same method at home and at grandma’s house. When the child is older, you can teach to cut with a knife. I use the phrase: “Stab and cut”. This stands for stabbing through the food with a fork and cutting with a knife. Then you have to be vigilant and make sure that the food goes into the mouth with the fork. Some of the kids will try to take the food off the fork with the other hand to put in their mouth. Start the training when the children are really hungry, and with their favorite foods, until they learn the sequence.