It’s more than just a funny scene from a movie of the 90;s! It is actually the most important thing you can teach your kids when it comes to knife safety. It’s all about the position of your fingers – it ensures you cannot cut the tips of them off. Instead, the knife rubs across the flat part of the finger.
If you have a child that you feel is ready to use, or is using, a knife, teach them to place their fingers like a claw. This is a pretty decent version what the claw should look like. In this photo, the pointer finger should be more vertical, like the other two fingers are. All in all, my boy did a good job slicing while i was hovering with a camera!
I will develop a full knife safety mini-course coming up soon. Stay tuned!