Twin Parks Montessori Schools use real glass or ceramics table ware whenever possible.  We introduce an open glass to our infants as soon as they are ready to hold on.  A picture of one of our students was featured in an article in DNAinfo New York.

 

Central Park Montessori Student prepares for lunch using real table ware.

Central Park Montessori Student prepares for lunch using real table ware.

Most parents are using glass and ceramics to prevent harmful chemicals from plastics which could potentially leach into foods.  We want to allow children to have responsibility for authentic experiences with with hands and minds.  What do you use?