Taking tea is a gentle way for children to hone fine motor and social skills. Serving tea means pouring, a basic skill we all need for independent living. Pouring involves eye-hand coordination, muscle control, spatial awareness, critical thinking, and self-regulation. How much tea will the pot hold? Is that enough for everyone to have a cup? Must I hold the lid on the pot to keep it off falling off when I tip the pot? If I don’t pay attention, I could spill the tea. That might spoil the party. I think I’ll pour slowly and stop before the cup gets too full. Once the party is underway, social interaction leads to social skill development.