Got these for one of the grandchildren to try out. After a week he still isn't proficient in using the chopsticks, but he's better at it than I am. I believe within another week he will have this mastered. This is a wonderful concept and I plan on buying more of these sets for my other grandchildren. The fork is also notched in a way to better hold the food on it. This is a wonderful set and when they outgrow it, you can store it in the case it arrives in. Highly recommend.