The One And Only List Of Quiet Book Materials You Will Ever Need
If you’re thinking about making a quiet book, this is the place to start; if you’ve already started but aren’t sure where to begin, this list will help you get past that first hurdle. The products below contain everything you’ll need (and more) to successfully start and finish your quiet book.
For transferring patterns on to felt and/or fabric
How to cut felt with freezer paper and make a double-sided fusible web, as well as how to quilt with a water-soluble blue pencil and Tailor’s chalk.
For busy book activities
Clear vinyl u2013 good for cut it and sew0 or tape for activities where you want to make ‘glass’. Felt sheets (polyester) and/or felt scraps u2013 cheap, good fit for most of the projects. Two sided fusible web (sew on, for fixing pieces to page prior to sewing).
For making pages, assembling and binding quiet book
I use 100% fabric (usually printed) for the pages, and quilting fabric is a good choice because it is thick. Fusible web u2013 for making appliquu00e9s, letters, or just to temporarily fix a piece of fabric while sewing. Binder rings are the same ones used in binders, and they are perfect for binding quiet book pages together.
Tools and sewing supplies
I’ll keep adding new items as I learn of new quiet book resources, so bookmark this page and come back to it when you need it.
What is a quiet book made of?
Quiet books (also known as busy books) are typically made of felt or fabric pages and include interactive activities and games for the child to participate in, such as zippers, buttons, snaps, and bow tying.
How do you stiffen pages on a quiet book?
Iron on heavyweight fusible interfacing to the back of children’s cotton fabric to create a stiff, smooth quiet book page that you can then decorate.
What is a quiet book?
A quiet book is a collection of fabric “pages” that contain quiet activities such as color identification and matching, shape identification and matching, and the use of snaps, buttons, buckles, and zippers.
What is a toddler quiet book?
Quiet books are also known as toddler books, felt or fabric books, busy or cloth books, and activity or sensory books, and are generally an interactive customizable multi-page scrapbook made from felt or fabric.
What age is a quiet book for?
I’ve seen books for babies with fun, contrasting imagery as well as books for older children with pieces and game boards for classic games like hangman, checkers, and tic tac toe. The typical target age range for quiet books is about two to five years old.
What kind of felt do you use for a quiet book?
Wool felt sheets will be your primary material for making your Quiet Book, and there are so many colors to choose from that having a nice assortment is a good idea. These books look fantastic with bright and vibrant color!
How big should a quiet book be?
QUIET BOOK PAGES Standard felt sheets are 9″ x 12″ (or any size you want) and 6.7″ x 6.7″ Square pages are 6.7″ x 6.7″ (or any size you want). Other popular sizes are 8.5″ x 11″ and 8″ x 8″. Mini quiet book pages are 4″ x 4″.
Are Quiet books good?
Quiet books are designed to improve motor skills, cognitive skills, basic literacy, memorization, identification, and hand-eye coordination, all of which are likely to improve a child’s intelligence if they are encouraged to develop during the early stages of their development.
What are my busy books?
Full-page illustrations, a story, figurines, and a playmat bring the characters to life and ignite your child’s imagination in My Busy Books, an engaging storybook and toy in one activity kit!
Why are toddlers busy books?
You want your child to learn new concepts that will expand his or her understanding of the world and help them develop new skills. While you may not be able to bring your toddler’s toys with you, you can bring a busy book, which is easy to pack, lightweight, self-contained, and filled with engaging activities.
How many pages should a quiet book have?
For a quiet book to look and feel like a proper book, it needs at least eight internal pages, plus two more pages for the front and back covers. When I first made my first quiet book in 2014, I dived in head first, cutting and sewing it without a plan.
Are busy boards Montessori?
A busy board is a Montessori toy that encourages children to learn by allowing them to manipulate everyday objects. This helps them develop their fine motor skills.