Montessori Mobiles (Work form 3 to 13 weeks)

R 170.00

4 types of infant mobiles, aligned with Montessori philosophy:

3 to 6 weeks - The Munari Mobile

This high-contrast geometric mobile is the ideal first mobile for your baby. Since a baby’s visual sense is limited, hang mobiles low (25-30 cm) in order for a baby to get the most out of them. The elements are designed with specific proportions that ignite a child’s inherent mathematical sense. The sphere, rod, strings, and shapes have mathematical relationships to one another, and researchers say that exposure to number-oriented concepts in infancy translates to math abilities in preschool.

5 to 8 weeks - The Octahedron Mobile

This mobile introduces primary colours just as your baby is developmentally ready to perceive them. Primary colours have enough contrast between them that a young baby can see the difference (unlike a design that combines blue and purple). The geometric shapes of this mobile, octahedrons made up of equilateral triangles, encourage baby to coordinate use of their two eyes together, while also continuing exposure to mathematical concepts.

7 to 10 weeks The Gobbi Mobile

Around three months old, babies can see the full colour spectrum. This is a good time to introduce the Gobbi mobile. Made with embroidery thread, this mobile introduces colour gradations that refine your baby’s chromatic sense as they are challenged to differentiate between shades of the same colour.

8 to 13 weeks - The Dancers Mobile

This iconic Montessori mobile features dynamic human forms with moving parts. The arms, legs, and heads of the figure bob separately, presenting a new challenge as your baby’s visual tracking improves dramatically. Adults take some things that our eyes tell us for granted: we know that even when things move, or the light hits them differently, their colours and shapes stay the same. Your baby is just learning which attributes of objects are constant and which can change.