Observe the child during snack or lunch.
Let children pour their own drinks from medium-sized pitchers.
The child uses two hands to lift and pour, but can control the movements accurately and gets just enough liquid in her glass (If the jug is not too heavy or large).
Provide opportunities for children to carry and manipulate heavier objects. For example, they can carry books to the literacy center and put them away, carry snack to the table on trays, clear centers with the early childhood educator, etc. Carrying and manipulating objects of different weights helps children develop skills necessary for eating, serving, passing food, and clearing the table.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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