Ever since I read this article from Design Mom about how French 2 year-olds eat with knife and fork, I've been wondering if I don't challenge Franca enough at the dinner table.
But I started to let her to do other things: put on her coat, drink from cup not a sippy, wipe her own face. I say let because she is thrilled to do it. "Me do it!" "I do it!" are her new favorite phrases.
For her birthday, a friend got her a cutlery set that included a knife and we decided to let her use it. It is amazing. She uses a knife and fork to cut and eat her food better than I do!
So tonight while we were eating homemade shrimp and veggie tempura, she asked for "sticks". I gave her some, but she was struggling. Then, I remembered seeing a trick. A quick iPhone google search and run upstairs to fetch hair ties later and I had fashioned this:
|DIY Kid's Chopsticks|
|I did red peppers and zucchini too.|