Teaching practical life skills – just give the kid a real glass!

My husband has lost it, and so have I, over our son’s huge sippy cup falling off the table, on the table, falling off the couch, hitting things, banging into toys. These things were made to be bulletproof (well they are spill-proof, after all).

Anyways, I was perusing the Montessori Services site to update my Alphabet Box (I’ll post on that later) — and I saw these adorable little glasses. They were selling these — Economy Juice Glasses — $7.50 for 6! I had to buy them, and wow, are we glad we did!  They are very sturdy, and though they are glass, they have fallen once or twice on our wood floor with no breakage so far!

John treats these with care. He feels special.  He holds it gently with two hands, and lately, sometimes only one hand — he is learning a life-long skill.  He feels grown-up. He is. Growing up.

Just look at that smile : )

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Happy drinking,

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Linking up at Living Montessori Now!


6 thoughts on “Teaching practical life skills – just give the kid a real glass!

  1. We began with small clear glasses for Liam and he uses our regular plates too. He is really careful. I really can’t recall an accident and it makes doing the dishes easier.

  2. I know that I really should (and want to!) let my daughter start using smaller versions of “big people” things such as cups, bowls etc but I’m just so terrified of it! I get a little too anal about mess and breaking/spilling etc so I’m still working on calming down before we move to glass :-/ (but how darn adorable is he with his glass?!!) x

  3. I remember my daughter was 3 and she begged to use a goblet like grown ups, we allowed it with cautions to be careful because she could break it and get hurt. What a surprise we had when she very carefully used it and has since then. Those glasses look like what we had as a child for juice.

    I didn’t care for sectioned plates when my now almost 6 yr old was 2, but I love them now! Carrots in one section, apples in another, protein in one, crackers or something like that in another. So fun to use and help teach food groups! :-)

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