Pouring water from a jug into two equal containers
- One large jug.
- Two identical small jugs (approximately half the size of the large jug).
- A tray.
This is an individual presentation.
- Directress shows the child how to carry the materials on a tray to the table and shows the child how to pour.
- Directress shows the child how to hold the handle of the jug by grasping the handle between the thumb and the index finger.
- Tilt the jug.
- Support the jug by placing the index and middle fingers of the other hand just below the spout of the jug.
- Make sure that the tip of the spout is not touching the smaller jug placed on the tray.
- Pour about half of the water into the first smaller jug and then the remainder into the other second smaller jug.
- Then poured back the water from the smaller jugs back into the large jug, starting from the first jug that was poured into first.
- When Directress has finished demonstrating, allow the child to try it.
Control Of Error
Spillage - visual. The sponge is used to wipe.
Points Of Interest
Align two small jugs in a row so that the level of the water may be viewed easily.
If water is spilled, show the child how to dry it up using the sponge.
- To refine the child's skill of pouring.
- To teach the child to estimate quantity.
- To develop the child's eye-hand coordination.
- To develop the child's fine motor skills.
- To develop the child concentration.
- To develop the child's independence.
- To satisfy the child's need for order.
- Use food coloring to color the water to make it attractive.
- May use different shapes and sizes of containers to replace the small jugs to increase the difficulty of estimating.