Jackson was NOT interested in using a fork or spoon for a long time. We tried and tried but he enjoyed throwing, flinging, or playing with utensils instead of using them. He just wasn't ready like his other "mature" friends. Lately, however, he will NOT eat without a utensil. He'll even use our big adult size utensils with no problem.
So proud of my civilized eater. Oh and he is getting "better" about bowls and plates too. We even give him "real" plates...you know the breakable kind to try out. He is actually better with those than he is the paper plates or plastic kiddie ones.