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Noun1.spoonfeeding - feeding someone (as a baby) from a spoon
alimentation, feeding - the act of supplying food and nourishment
2.spoonfeeding - teaching in an overly simplified way that discourages independent thought
teaching, pedagogy, instruction - the profession of a teacher; "he prepared for teaching while still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"
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So, if you're spoonfeeding your baby, give them a spoon of their own to hold and play with and dip in the bowl.
The change of PE teaching concepts and approaches: with the help of VR, PE teaching can be effectively transformed from spoonfeeding to dynamic, initiative education, accompanied by radical transition of teaching concepts.
Generations shuns a spoonfeeding opening tutorial, instead dumping you into the action where you literally have to sink of swim.
But "Talladega" was no one-off, having been preceded by "Anchorman" (2004), which gently spoofed the localized and lobotomized spoonfeeding of hard news into soft, televisable bits, while "Anchorman 2" (2013) upped the ante, helpfully explaining how Fox News' brand of flag-waving, scapegoating, patriotic puppy-hugging and right-winging was invented in 1979 by a pompous polyester tube boob named Ron Burgundy.
As Sky 1's big boss Adam MacDonald says: "There is a rollercoaster-ride quality to the show and, instead of spoonfeeding the story, it throws audiences into the thick of the action.
Conclusions: It was found that the preterm babies in whom spoonfeeding was used as a supportive method in addition to breastfeeding switched to full breastfeeding in a shorter time compared to the babies who were fed by bottle and their sucking success was at a better level.
To me, they were the best critics because they will tell you where you are doing wrong and what you should be doing, without spoonfeeding.
I couldn't pick up whether he was awake or asleep by looking at his face (I'd been able to detect whether Phoebe's eyes were open or not); I couldn't see him smile, or whether his mouth was open ready for spoonfeeding, where the mucky bits were to wash, where a favourite toy had been dropped - all the things you take for granted.
An economy loses its vibrancy when spoonfeeding nonagenarians and greeting customers at Wal-Mart are its highest growth opportunities.
This system of spoonfeeding cannot be considered a positive sign; a strategy of gradual and slow withdrawal of the helping hand of the leader seems to be the ideal mechanism for making the groups self-reliant.
As narrowcasting grows apace, spoonfeeding may be compromised by the need of all-too-many spoons," he warned (1990, 276).
In recent years, journalism had grown increasingly dependent on spin-doctor spoonfeeding and the circular and insular quoting of other journalists instead of attempting to locate and quote actual first person sources.