The tray consisted of a cassorole dish, a recycled soap dispenser with a bit of soap (plus a drop of blue food coloring for fun) and a sponge for wiping spills.
It took a bit, but Ty figured out how to push straight down to pump the water out. The bottle slipped of quite often as he didn't always want to steady it with his other hand.
I provided a sponge for him to clean-up his spills on the tray which he did well with. This is new, as he simply didn't care to sponge spills in the past. I think he's better with this now because I've been having him help me clean-up his every day spills on the floor quite often.
Squeezing the water from the sponge back into the dish on his own. He remembered our sponge transfer work!
Finally, he somehow made a large bubble on the tray! He removed the dish and tried to create more bubbles by moving his hands around. After every little bubble he could find was popped, we ended the work!
Ty showed wonderful focus with this work, which shouldn't be too surprising to me as anything with water is typically a hit for him. I realized shortly after this work that when we try again, I will have him stand instead of sit, as your shoulders are typically over the pump with straighter arms. I think he may be even more successful this way. If pumping the soap still becomes tricky for him and we have a similar sink when we move, I will switch to bar soap so he can be totally independent.
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