My kids are true blue Chinese. They still prefer using a Chinese bowl, Chinese spoon and chopsticks to eat to plate, fork and spoon. All 3 of them mastered using the chopsticks at age 3 years old. It is only when their mah mah is around that they get to use the chopsticks though as she uses them too. I do not really encourage usage of chopsticks by rascal #2 and #3 as they're not they type who would sit still during mealtimes. Chopsticks usage can be pretty hazardous for hyperactive kiddos like them who move about a lot during meal times.