They learn through play most of the time.My mom had been letting Dawn played with her bowl and spoon during our dinner since few weeks back. Along the way, mom or me will put in some rice for her. I had also hold on to her little hand, onto the spoon, teaching her how to use the spoon to scoope up the rice to her mouth.
Dawn is gaining that skill! She has been feeding herself better each day and we can see results that she knows the little techniques to successfully scoope rice using the spoon.
Tried to video her using my mobile the other day..but she started using her hands to pick up the rice again..hehe..but notice how she ate that little rice which was stuck at the corner of her mouth!