Resources
Minus/plus icon
ResourcesExplore the full ACKO experience and make the most of your plan

Home / Health Insurance / Articles / Child / Child Development / Your Child is Ready to Learn Some Self-Dependent Skills

Your Child is Ready to Learn Some Self-Dependent Skills

Team AckoFeb 8, 2024

This is the age when the child enters his self-dependent phase. He should now be able to use all his senses to perform a variety of activities. He can eat food using his hands and can even pour water in a glass. But can he use all the utensils to eat food?

What you need to know

It is your responsibility to teach your kid how to handle a spoon, fork and a knife so that he can grow self-dependent at the dining table. You can demonstrate the same to him by holding his hand from the top while he holds the spoon to ensure he doesn't lose his grip.

Most kids, by the time they are 4 years old, can handle a spoon but a fork and knife can be tough. Teach the child the exact knife-fork combination to cut food and then pick it up with a fork. This must be practiced on a regular basis until the child learns. Let him try it on his own initially. You can correct him with the hand positioning if he goes wrong. Always be there when he practices in order to maintain safety.

Contents

icon
    seo_non_core_app_qr

    Disclaimer: This content is for informational purposes only, based on industry experience and secondary sources. It is not a substitute for professional advice. Please consult a qualified expert for health or insurance-related decisions. Content is subject to change, refer to current policy wordings for specific ACKO details.

     

    icon

    Want to post any comments?

    icon

    Maximize your advantages with our government scheme-inclusive health insurance plans.

    ✅ 100% Room Rent Covered* ✅ Zero deductions at claims ✅ 7100+ Cashless Hospitals

    quote icon

    Check health insurance

    quote icon