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Gobbi Tutorial, Part II (Hanging the Gobbi)

To see Part I (Making the Gobbi mobile), click here.

My dear friend Junnifa, who's taking the Assistants to Infancy training, was kind enough to give me guidance and sent me the two pictures that show how to hang the Gobbi mobile. I love her beautiful results! Thanks Junnifa!!! :)

Materials:
  • Large piece of paper or whiteboard
  • Pencil or marker
  • Ruler or straight edge
  • Dowel
  • More embroidery thread (optional)
Instructions:

First, draw a straight line on a piece of paper or a whiteboard. Line up the...

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Texture Beanbags

Zach wants to touch EVERYTHING these days. I have to be careful where I stand when I am holding him, because he'll reach out for anything within arm's length! I've learned to keep the shopping cart in the middle of the aisle after a few near-catastrophes in the juice aisle.

I wanted to capitalize on his interest for tactile experiences, and I could tell he was getting bored with the objects in his activity area and needed new objects to manipulate. A quick dash to the fabric store, four small...

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Gobbi Tutorial, Part I

Disclaimer: I am NOT what you would call "incredibly crafty" and I'm also pretty bad at writing tutorials (How I successfully wrote 12 Montessori albums, I'll never know). I also haven't taken the Assistants to Infancy training, so if there's a different/better way to do this, please leave your comments below for the benefit of all readers.

A few months ago Iwrote about the Gobbi mobile, which is a favorite among babies starting around 8 weeks of age. Several readers have asked me for a...

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