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Montessori visual mobiles (0 - 3 months)


Babies' eyes are the principal source for information about the world and how it works. These mobiles are developmentally appropriate stimulation for babies' eyesight during the first 3 months of life. These mobiles move in a very slow speed which invites infants into concentration and focus while practice visual tracking. Since babies' visual sense is limited, is necessary to hang all these mobiles about 30cm - 12" away from their eyes so they can distinguish them. - Munari Mobile: This is the first mobile we offer to infants to support their sight development. Research shows that during the first weeks of life sight is very limited because the baby's retina is not fully developed. The retina is the part of the eye that detects light. A newborn retina can only detect large contrasts between light and dark, or black and white. This mobile also, will be the first mathematical stimulation for the newborn brain thanks to its symmetrical shapes and design.


Photo by: Eltern vom Mars


- Octahedron Mobile: Around 1 month old babies' sight is ready to start perceiving some contrasting colors. Primary colors (red, yellow and blue) contrast enough between them, so babies can distinguish them. The 3 tridimensional and geometric shapes (octahedrons) help to strength babies' binocular sight (use of the two eyes together). Also, this mobile provides mathematical concepts.



- Gobbi Mobile: Babies begin to perceive the full color spectrum around 2 to 3 months old. This mobile refines babies' sight developing the chromatic sense as they start to differentiate gradations of colors (shades) of the same color.


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- Dancers Mobile: This mobile moves freely by the natural air in the room. Its forms tied each of them separately, resemble human bodies dancing in harmony. This dynamic movement of the mobile presents a new challenge on the babies’ visual tracking ability.

Find these mobiles in our store at bemontessoriconsulting.com




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