Munari‚ the first Montessori mobile

The first Montessori mobile

Carlotta Cerri

I want to show you the Montessori mobiles because they helped me greatly: with both my children they allowed me to have a few minutes to myself and helped teach them concentration and independence from an early age.

I have to admit that when I decided to make the Montessori mobiles myself, I procrastinated quite a bit before starting: all the tutorials I found online were either too approximative or too complicated—side B has to be double side A and three times side C—but I then remembered a very important mantra:


So I forgot about all the strict rules and used a bit of that creativity that all my young students really like. Oliver and Emily loved their Montessori mobiles, they could spend several minutes looking at them while lying on their mat alone in their room while I could have a quick shower, dress, clean, cook, work…


These are the Montessori mobiles in order:

  • Munari 0-6 weeks
  • Octahedron 6-8 (or 5-8) weeks
  • Gobbi 7-10 weeks
  • Dancers 8-12 weeks

The Munari (one of the kids' favorites) is the first visual mobile and plays on geometry and black and white contrast, ideal from birth up to week 5 or 6. I used it for longer with both kids, as I followed their interest. 

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