The most comprehensive resource to learn why quiet books are perfect toys for children, and how to make or buy them, to best fit your child.
The Essential Guide to Quiet Books is full of insights and tips for parents, grandparents, preschool teachers, and anyone else looking to understand how quiet books help a child to develop, and to learn how to make or buy one that is ideal for your children.
Don’t spend days researching about quiet books as I did and read this guide to avoid the false starts and missteps that come with creating or even buying a quiet book for your child.
What is a Quiet Book?
A Quiet book is a book for kids made of fabric or felt. Usually, it’s handmade. It contains different page activities that engage a child’s mind. Quiet books are suitable for different child’s ages, from one to six years or more.
But the best part…
They are excellent for independent play, fun interacting play with parents, and as a smartphone or a tablet replacement for keeping your child busy and quiet when necessary.
Quiet books also go by different names such as a busy book, soft book, silent book, felt book, or activity book.
Children love to play with them because they offer lots of challenges and problem-solving activities, and it’s so much fun to play with them. Parents also fancy quiet books because they encourage a child’s imagination and creativity. But the best part is, they help to develop different skills.
And what makes a quiet book so special?
Let’s take a look.
What Are the Benefits of a Quiet Book?
Giving an ideal quiet book to your child will not only help them in multiple ways, but will also benefit you as a parent:
- It will increase their focus, persistence, and attention span so
- You won’t feel like you’re needed every minute and will have some time for yourself.
- It will encourage a child’s creativity, imagination, problem-solving, and fine motor skills and
- You will have a great resource to spend quality time with your child when playing with them.
So basically, it’s the best educational toy for your child…
Here’s how you can make it even better:
Learn the Basics and Provide The Ideal Quiet Book to Your Child
The truth is, if you understand the basic principles of quiet books, you will know how to buy or make an ideal quiet book for your child. Such a book will be interesting for your child for a long time.
Quiet books should be all about knowing your child’s development stages and interests.
At Biniboo, my objective is to give you the knowledge required to choose or create a quiet book that will suit perfectly to your child. Without spending days to figure everything out and being overwhelmed in this process like I was.
But don’t get frightened…
I want to show you how you can create a beautiful quiet book even if you are not the most creative person and even if you don’t know how to sew.
As you’ll see in this guide, the first two sections will be critical for your understanding of quiet books as educational toys. Then, in chapter 3, I’ll help you decide whether you want to buy or create one – and if so, what are the benefits of sewing vs. gluing it.
Furthermore, I’ll give you a step-by-step tutorial of all the core stages in the process of making a quiet book. I’ll cover each of these stages in depth in chapters 6-8 of this Essential Guide to Quiet books.
And finally, a bonus chapter with some tips and tricks to make a quiet book creation easier.
About the Essential Guide to Quiet Books
Quiet books are one of the best known educational toys for toddlers, preschoolers, and grade-schoolers.
It’s not rocket science how to make them. Or how to make the right decision which one to buy. If you know your child’s interests and the development milestones ahead, you can successfully recognize the ideal activities which should be in a quiet book for your child.
The Essential Guide to Quiet Books covers:
- basic understandings about quiet books as toys.
- the most important factors to consider when buying or making a quiet book for a child.
- the general process of making a quiet book, so you will always know what the next step is.
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What You’ll Learn
In this Essential guide, I will cover three main areas of quiet books:
The Reason: understanding why quiet books are essential educational toys for children. It’s about main child development domains you should be aware of when buying or creating a quiet book.
The Methods: the processes you’ll use to create your plan and then execute it and buy or create an ideal quiet book for your child. All the details, tips, and wide picture for you, to make the book quickly and without frustrations.
The Lingo: the terminology so that you can communicate (and create) without misinterpretations.
I organized this Ultimate Guide in a logical progression. Of course, you are most welcome to read only the chapters you are interested in.
If you would like to get the whole picture of quiet books, I recommend you read through the chapters in order.
Take your time. If you want to make your own quiet book, read and study one chapter, and apply what you learn. Then move on to the next section.
You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can create a quiet book, which one will be exactly as you imagined it. Step-by-step, with no overwhelming feeling, enjoying the process.
Ready to start?