Designed to withstand the test of time, mobiles are suspended art objects that use air currents to create motion. These sculptures can be created from many different materials, from metal, glass, and even clay.
Using the principles of equilibrium, mobiles are made up of a number of levers suspended from a fulcrum (loop). This loop, which is often made of metal, balances the weight of the rods.
A mobile can be made from a variety of materials, including rods, metal, glass, and wood. There are also mobiles that use batteries or motors. These are designed to move independently, but can also be controlled by sensors to keep them in kinetic equilibrium.
Mobiles have evolved over time, incorporating added materials such as plaster of Paris and clay. They have also been enhanced with strings and metallic rods.
Creating a mobile for your baby can be a great way to stimulate early visual development. This is especially true if the mobile has high contrast images. It is important that the mobile is placed in a low-ceiling space, as newborns are not yet able to focus on the images.
Some mobiles have a detachable music box that features soothing tunes. This allows you to change the music and add a nightlight. This mobile also comes with 10 interchangeable graphic cards. These cards are labeled for different stages of development.
There are also a few baby mobiles that convert into a ceiling projector. This helps babies focus on the images without them being too close to their eyes.