Modern technologies have led to widespread use of plastics and adhesives in the field of wooden products too. Materials like polyethylene, polypropylene and ABS fill our homes and schools. There are also objects made basically of wood but containing glues and other substances used to heighten performance and thereby reduce the use of the expensive raw material. So we see objects in MDF, chipboard or similar. Montessori BF believes in the use of solid wood, a noble material and a symbol of nature and health. It learnt to use and work it 170 years ago and has handed down its knowledge and experience from generation to generation. When we put an object into a child’s hands, we ought to ask ourselves whether this instrument for growth we’re giving the little creature in front of us is also a healthy object. This is the thinking that underpins our objects, made almost entirely of solid wood. The beads of chains, for example, are not plastic but treated wood or glass, as in the case of gold beads. The best materials for the best education.