How to teach a child to hold a spoon
At present, children are developing very fast and by the end of the first year of life, parents allow their favorite child sit with them at the same table. From that moment, parents should start teaching the child how to behave at the table, using cutlery. A first device from which you want to start learning - a spoon.
Instruction how to teach a child to hold a spoon
Try to explain to a child that you can not take food with his hands. Demonstrate to him, as you and all your family members eat with a spoon. Toddlers love to imitate adults motion.
Buy a plastic baby better "French" spoon and a plate with "suckers" that does not allow the child to turn it once again on the floor. Ask around in the children's store, they are usually sold in a set, and spoons are provided for both right-handers and left-handers.
Show your child how to scoop the food and put the spoon in his mouth, while holding its handle. And so it was repeated several times, and then give him the opportunity to try to do it yourself. Do not focus on the fallen on the floor food that you distract the child's attention.
Teach the child how to hold a spoon with three fingers, and not in the fist, because then this habit will be difficult to eradicate.
Do not get annoyed if the child does not listen to you, because he needed time to study and coordinate their movements. Do not rush it, so all the food fell into her mouth. A filthy rags and smeared face inevitable.
Do not insist, if at this time the child is not ready to eat their own, so you can fight off his desire and interest. Better to let the hands of the spoon each feeding, so that the baby could get used to the new device.
Praise your child say what he done - he eats, it will stimulate the interest of the baby. Teaching a child how to hold a spoon - a natural process, just this requires time and patience of parents.