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posted November 10th 2018

Does your grandchild struggle using a knife and fork? If the answer is yes than they are not alone. Did you know, that according to The Telegraph, being able to eat correctly is the third most important life skill yet a quarter of primary school children can’t use their cutlery properly.

Even when we give our grandchildren miniature versions of our cutlery it’s still difficult to use and many still struggle. Our friends over at Nana’s Manners have just the solution for us. They have developed an award-winning cutlery set which is designed to support our grandchildren use the correct three-fingered grip and uses stickers to help. Take a look to find out more:

Nana’s Manners developed this design after Kathryn, a primary school teacher, noticed how many children were struggling at lunchtimes,

“Returning to teaching after having my son, I found myself trying to get children in a class of 30 to eat a hot meal with a knife and fork at lunchtime. Only two children had an idea how to hold and use the cutlery. Lunchtime quickly became the most stressful hour in the day! As a teacher I have used pencil grips, training scissors, easy grip rulers, yet there was no cutlery out there that works this way. Research and a patent search confirmed this, so I set about designing some myself…” – Kathryn, Founder of Nana’s Manners’

This simple, yet effective design empowers children to learn this everyday skill independently whilst also helping them to build their confidence and fine motor skills. The cutlery is not suitable for those under 3 and is aimed at those who are ready to start school, so grandchildren around 4-5 years old. Before this your grandchildren will not be ready to co-ordinate their right and left hands in the way needed to use their knife and fork effectively.

Nana’s Manners always recommend adult supervision when eating so these will be great for your grandchildren to use when you sit down for a meal together. They’re fun and colourful and best of all, they are not a novelty item that will be used once, they will become a staple in your cutlery drawer for many years.

Take a look at the Nana’s Manners website for more information.

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