Eating with the fingers allows your child to enhance skills such as coordination, grasp and independence.
foods that are easy to hold.
to the food and then to your child’s mouth.
your child’s hand to pick up the food and bring it to his mouth.
your own food into pieces and present it so your child can be part of the
eating with your fingers.
direct your child to pick up the food, put it to his mouth and chew it.
Feed your child and allow him to feed you.
finger snacks during play.
your child to feed dolls and stuffed animals.
your child to put fingers in things like ice cream, yogurt, etc. Have your
child lift the foods off his fingers.
non-refrigerated (goldfish, cereal) snacks in a bowl. Place the snack where
your child can reach it. This will allow your child to finger feed throughout