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Transferring Activities pouring dried beans
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Transferring Activities: Pouring Dried Beans

Our Transferring Activity Sets resemble everyday activities the Child observes an adult performing.  Using real and familiar items for the suggested exercises, lets the Child understand how important these tasks are.   Lay out the trays as beautifully as possible to attract the Child to the different tasks.

Childrens House introduces variations of these transferring activities.  You decide which of the various products will satisfy your children’s need to perfect their level of skill.  Once mastered, they will be ready to move on to the next level.   Please click on each item below that suits your need and checkout for prompt delivery.

Variation 1

Transferring begins with the most basic exercise to teach young children hand-eye control.  Use dry ingredients, e.g. beans, rice or sand initially.  The beginner starts here to develop concentration, focus, muscle control and hand-eye coordination.  This activity uses 2 identical glass pitchers, one with dried beans.  The toddler learns to pour the beans, with control, into the empty pitcher.  

Different types of jugs or pitchers increase the levels of challenge for small hands.  Use the largest pitcher or jug first, graduating to the smallest.

Variation 2

Pouring is a delicate balance.  The Child mustn’t pour too fast or the beans will spill.  They need to tip the pitcher just enough, to start the flow of beans.  Do not rush this sequence.  We can’t run before we walk and we can’t pour before we can grip.  It is important that the toddler has developed the correct hand grip.  They must be able to lift the pitcher with control, before beginning to pour.

These 2 trays offer variations of pouring and spooning exercises.  You select the products that suit your classroom.

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