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You Will Need
- A plastic pitcher with a wide mouth
- A plastic bowl
- Rice or dried beans
- A step stool
- Your child's favorite cup
- A plastic tablecloth (optional)
Fill the pitcher with solids
Fill the pitcher with half a cup of uncooked rice or beans so your child learns how to hold and maneuver it. Let them practice emptying the pitcher into the bowl.
Once they can pour dry stuff without any spills, graduate to pouring a liquid. Put about half a cup of water into the pitcher for them to empty into the bowl.
Switch to a cup
When your child has mastered pouring water into the bowl, let them try to hit a smaller target: their cup. Put a small amount of water in the pitcher and let them fill and refill their cup to their heart’s content.
Continue to use the pitcher
Keep that small pitcher filled with their beverage of choice – it’ll be hard for your child to handle a milk or juice container at first. Let them continue to practice their pouring – until one day they’ll be filling your orange juice glass.