Maria Montessori advocated the use of ‘real’ glass, to teach children how to use; and care for; fragile, breakable items. This would enable them to learn to have more control when handling them. It is important to present these findings; and show the Child how to use these products correctly; before offering them to the Child. This 50ml small glass is easy to hold, and gives the Child just enough to satisfy their thirst.
Features of the 50ml Small Glass
- indirectly, children also;
- improve their focus, and concentration on what they are doing
- learn to sit at a table when eating or drinking, especially when they use real glass
- learn that glass / crockery is fragile, and breaks when dropped
- understand that they might cut themselves if they break the item
- this product is an important support for the Montessori practical life curriculum
- made from sturdy, strong glass which does not break very easily
- height – 5.5cm (2¼”) x diameter 4.5cm (1¾”)
- holds 50ml (1.7oz)
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- The grace and courtesy portion of the practical life environment, introduces children to various activities that teach them how to socialise with others.
Further Reading and References
- The blog, Why does Montessori use glass instead of plastic? provides information about what the Child will learn, and how to teach your child to clean up broken glass.