Many children don’t know how to use chopsticks when they go to kindergarten. In this case, children tend to eat more slowly than those who can use chopsticks themselves. Experts in early childhood research have found that most children who eat with chopsticks have quick thinking and high-performance resilience. This is because the process of eating with chopsticks can not only make children’s wrists and arms move, but also train their brain and body function nerves.
Therefore, if they want to make their children smart, young parents should not try to save time, only let their children eat with spoons. They should cultivate their children’s habit of holding chopsticks and learn to eat with chopsticks. At present, children’s chopsticks and other tableware on the market are designed according to the children’s age and development characteristics, which not only has rich auxiliary functions, but also has a full range of Safety, parents can rest assured that children use.
I would like to give my parents four suggestions on how to use chopsticks.
1. Let it be
Generally speaking, most children use chopsticks after they are two years old. Parents should treat their children’s eating properly and use tableware in a natural and orderly manner. For babies under two years old, mothers can prepare a set of cutlery including heat preservation bowl, fork, spoon and learning chopsticks. The baby can choose any tableware to eat when eating. After two years old, mothers should pay attention to the way babies hold tableware when eating. They should patiently teach their babies how to use chopsticks correctly and cultivate their behavior habits.
2. Suitable and practical
Many of the training chopsticks specially designed for babies are made of light plastic materials. Although there are ring clasps, it is easy for children who start to learn how to use chopsticks. They may not be able to deliver food into the mouth with chopsticks more freely. Therefore, we should choose chopsticks with sufficient friction strength, such as bamboo chopsticks or wooden chopsticks, which are safe and hygienic, but also have greater friction, which is more practical, which can better promote baby’s learning and practice, and achieve the dual effect of mind and dexterity.
3. Interactive guidance
Baby, the best teacher is the parents, parents’ words and deeds can give children a role model. When dining with children, parents can use exaggerated movements and expressions to slowly put food into their mouths with chopsticks, so that the baby can feel the fun of using chopsticks and a good learning interactive atmosphere in the process. At the same time, try to make sure that everyone on the table is using chopsticks, and try not to give other tableware except baby chopsticks. Cultivate children’s eating habits with chopsticks, learn to use chopsticks faster, and further promote the balance and coordination of thinking and action.
4. Encourage and support
In the process of learning to use chopsticks, children will inevitably encounter difficulties, and may spill food all over the table and the ground. At this time, parents should remember not to blame their children, let alone prevent their children from learning to eat on their own. They should encourage and comfort their children and give them enough courage and confidence to continue. When children practice eating with chopsticks, mothers should not deliberately stare at the baby’s eating action, but pay too much attention to the baby’s rebellious psychology.
In the process of children’s growth, parents need to invest more patience to guide and help children establish good habits, and then cultivate their excellent character and sound personality. Although the well-designed tableware can help children master the correct eating posture more quickly, it does not mean that they can easily solve the problem of eating. Parents should carefully understand and find the needs of their children. With the help of children’s special tableware, with the help of practical operation and teaching, children’s mouth, hand and eye coordination can be helped to promote relaxed and healthy development and growth.