Direct: To develop the skill of spooning.
Positioning the oval mouth of the spoon in the center of the bowl, so the grains fall into the bowl and not onto the tray.
2 - 3 years
- A Tray
Invite a child to come by telling them you have something to show them. Have the child bring the tray and have them bring it over to the table. Have the child set it on a specific spot on the table you will be working at and tell the child where to place the tray. Have the child sit down first, and then you sit down to the child’s right. Tell the child that you will be showing him how spoon grain. Give the names of each object.
Picking up the Spoon
If grains have fallen on the tray, remove the left bowl by place your right hand around the right side of the bowl and your left hand on the left side around the bowl, lifting it up and placing it on the table above the tray. Remove the right bowl in the same manner and then the spoon by picking it up in the same way as above. Using your right index finger and thumb, pinch one grain at a time and replace in the bowl on the right. Replace the spoon and then the right bowl and left bowl back on the tray.
Offer the child the opportunity of scooping grain.
Once done, have the child replace the tray in its spot.