My almost 7 year old can, but generally I just cut things up for her out of habit...I really need to stop doing it so she can practice more.However, she cuts her own kiwi fruit, and she can spread things (peanut butter, honey etc.)
+ Reply to Thread
Results 11 to 14 of 14
21-09-2012 09:53 #11-
- Join Date
- Jul 2012
21-09-2012 10:03 #12
Fewh...sounds like DS is quite normal...I never get to see how other kids cut their food haha...
We have kids' sized cutlery for him too, metal spoon, knife, fork, butter knife...he is now better at spreading his spreads like Vegemite, honey or butter. Sometimes he still digs a hole through the bread. But with steak or other meats, I see them flying off his plate instead no matter how we try to teach him. Guess it will take a while. Out in restaurants, it is better idea to cut for him and then he eats with a fork cos we cannot afford to have food flying off. It's so expensive to eat out!
His veges...hopeless...he hates them...so we have to use scissors to cut them into tiny bits before he would eat them..and he would gag at them, trying to swallow instead of chew. He hates the taste of veges. He only accepts carrots...oh well, that's another issue altogether.
21-09-2012 12:14 #13
Dsd1 was brilliant with a knife and fork when she was 7 - but her nickname was Hoover, so she obviously had motivation! Dsd2 found it a bit harder until she was 9/10. We'd give her smaller bits of meat that would only need one or two cuts, or cut a steak in quarters. She's very elegant with her food now, but will still sometimes request assistance while we're out.
With the veges - tomato sauce was a staple with every. single. meal.
28-11-2012 12:04 #14Junior Member
- Join Date
- Nov 2012
By murrythecat in forum Single ParentsReplies: 1Last Post: 23-07-2012, 07:01
By CookingMonster in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 3Last Post: 09-06-2012, 20:08
By waterlily in forum General ChatReplies: 11Last Post: 06-03-2012, 19:16
Baby U & The Wiggles - Toilet Training ProductsToilet training can be a testing time but Baby U is there to assist you and your toddler with the daunting task of ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
IVF Babies due August/Sept/Oct' 16 #4pregnancy and babies through IVF
How long did it take you to conceive?Conception & Fertility General Chat
Homework - is it necessary?General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
Childcare sign in/out regulation - who can sign in?Childcare Options
Undecided whether to try for no 2?General Chat
Premmie 36 weeker still in hospitalGeneral Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
Correct way to prepare eggplantRecipes & Lunchbox Ideas
Where to birth in Byron?Seeking a Maternity Hospital