Il Gobbi — The third Montessori mobile

To practice shades of color and perception of depth

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 (and when to present them to the child):

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

The Gobbi is the third Montessori mobile and it's normally introduced around the baby's two months, when the child begins to better distinguish the shades of color and the perception of depth (which they can practice with this mobile because the balls are at different heights). Please note that Montessori mobiles overlap sometimes: introducing them sooner or later and using them more or less time depends on how much interest the child shows.

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