Rice or lentils in one of the pitchers, three-quarters full
The child is shown how to hold the pitcher of rice (lentils) with the
lip just over the empty pitcher. She is told not to let the pitchers touch
each other when she is pouring (the lips of the pitchers might get chipped).
She is shown how to slowly tilt the pitcher she is holding until the rice
(lentils) pours into the empty pitcher. She practices pouring from one
pitcher to another.
Point of Interest: Not to spill when pouring.
1. When the child is able to pour solids without spilling, she can
pour water from one pitcher to another.
2. A tray with a pitcher of liquid and a bottle or container with a
small neck plus a funnel. The child is shown how to pour liquid down the
funnel until the bottle or container is full.
3. Pouring liquid into cups or glasses. The child has two or three
cups or glasses on a tray and practices pouring liquid into each without
spilling or overfilling.
4. The child can practice pouring, using a large jug or bottle. The
teacher shows him how to hold the jug by the handle with his dominant hand
and support the bottom of the jug with the other hand when pouring.
5. When she can pour successfully, she can serve water, milk or juice
to the children at lunch time.
In all these exercises, the lip of the pitcher must be just over and
above the vessel into which the liquid is to be poured. The pitcher and
the vessel must not touch.