Nana’s Manners strives to help you build children’s confidence and promote independent learning through innovative product innovation.
Our products support children in developing key life skills through imaginative and enjoyable experiences. We believe in the importance of doing the basics well; grasp them, learn them independently, quickly and with confidence!
Our first product – children's cutlery designed from scratch for kids – creates a stress-free eating experience; removing distraction allows for a focus on the food and engagement in conversation around the table.
Our first product is cutlery, designed from scratch for children. Even mini versions of adult-sized cutlery are physically difficult for kids to use. Children find them hard to hold, so they become distracted and disengaged.
The cutlery design came about after the realisation of the difficulty many children have in learning this life skill:
“Returning to teaching after having my son, I found myself trying to get children in a class of 30 to eat a hot meal with a knife and fork at lunchtime. Only two children had an idea how to hold and use the cutlery. Lunchtime quickly became the most stressful hour in the day! As a teacher I have used pencil grips, training scissors, easy grip rulers, yet there was no cutlery out there that works this way. Research and a patent search confirmed this, so I set about designing some myself…” – Kathryn, Founder of Nana’s Manners’
After much research, testing and development, we now have the perfect shaped handles that teach little hands to hold and use a knife and fork independently.