Then a couple weeks ago, Amber at Nater Tot wrote a post on Toddler Tip: Learning How to Use a Spoon so I figured since we were using a glass we might as well start using a spoon too. She had some great tips, like use two bowls and two spoons and use a suction bowl. We've been doing it for about a week now and although she's not perfect at it, she is getting much better. She still has a hard time scooping the food out by herself and she's always wanting to put the spoon in her mouth upside down but she has come a long way.
Since we started, I have been using scaffolding to help her learn how to feed herself. At first I helped her through the whole thing; holding the spoon with her, helping her scoop, guiding it to her mouth, and then repeating. She always held the spoon with me but I helped her learn how the process and steps. As time went on I gradually pulled back support, letting her do more and more of it on her own. It worked really well and has really helped her learn to eat on her own. We try to practice at least once a day and she gets so excited when she sees those bowls and spoons come out!
Look at that smile, so proud of herself! : )