My DS will be 1 yr old tomorrow. He eats mostly table foods, but I usually spoon feed him things like yogurt and whatever hot cereal I am eating. The other day I just gave him the spoon and bowl when he was almost done, and he just started feeding himself (there is a video on our blog...so cute!). So I would say, just give her some safe utensils (the wooden ones are a good idea) and let her play with them. I think they learn a lot just by watching us!