Cutting with a Knife

I saw a video that showed that as early as 18 months a child can help prepare the food they are eating.  In the video the 2-year-old was cutting a banana with a butter knife while supervised by her father.  I thought to myself, “what am I waiting for?”  I’m not really waiting for anything, but I’m always surprised by the things I don’t even realize JR is ready for.  So this morning, JR cut a banana using a butter knife for the first time.  We had the conversation about how I have to be present any time he uses or touches a knife.  He was very proud of himself because that meant he was a really big boy…up until this point, knives were strictly for adults. 

 

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