Observe the child preparing, serving, and eating a snack or a meal.
The adult lets the child help prepare granola (or a similar snack), which involve pouring, stirring and scooping. The child then serves himself by pouring liquid from a small pitcher, scooping food from a plate or bowl, and eating.
The child chews hard food with a grinding movement, which is seen and heard.
Parents can provide opportunities for children to help them cook. This enables children to pour, scoop, stir, and spread materials of different consistencies. Each of these tasks requires manipulating distinct tools, using hands in different positions, and grading movements in various ways.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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