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Old 05-03-09, 02:15 PM
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It took mt oldest forever to learn how to use a knife and fork (and napkin!) Geez, he was in middle school before he ate like a human. DD has been a little easier but at 10 there are things she still has trouble with. DS at 4 can cut with the side of his fork but I still cut his meat for him. Maybe it's something we should work on more. I like the play-doh idea.
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Ryan is 4.5 and uses a fork very well and has for a long time but I am too scared to even let him near a knife!
I don't mind cutting up his food for him, at least for now still.
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DD uses one of those dull kids knifes and does quite well with soft foods. Then again she eats no meat so all her foods are soft. LOL!

She started around 4. Now DS is almost 4 and I can't even begin to want to let him cut anything. They do both use butter knifes out at restaurants to butter their bread.

I still cut grapes, any choking hazard kind of food for them. DD doesn't "need" the grapes cut but her school requires it so I do it for her.
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Kimmie is in first grade and we are just now allowing her to have a knife to butter her bread and stuff. I tried once when she was like 3 and almost a got a knife in my nose.
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