This is an introduction in pouring. (Purposeful) pouring is a skill that a very young child can master if given lots of practice. Giving a child the opportunity to develop this skill will greatly increase their independence and self-confidence. As adults, we seem to take the act of pouring for granted, it looks simple enough. For the child to master pouring, they must develop the eye-hand coordination, hand muscle strength, and concentration. I plan to have lots of pouring activities for my daughter, with this being the first.
The toddler fills up the container.
It is poured out and the tray confines the objects to the space.