I had seen QUIET/ BUSY BOOKS on many blogs and I decided
THIS HAS TO BE MY CHRISTMAS PRESENT for J
so my journey began…..
I say journey because it took in many aspects before even cutting into any fabric …
a few decisions had to be thought about first:
How many activity pages?
How to fasten the pages together?
What activities did I want to include?
BUT my one criterion was
EVERYTHING MUST BE FASTENED TO ITS OWN PAGE
no bits to get lost!
With that in mind I thought I would show a few pages each week
with a comment or two ….
So here is page 1
The velcro shapes live inside, and are attached to the pocket by ricrac,
also attached to the pocket outside ….
is a waistcoat buckle to undo,
this also fastens with a velcro tab,
(the two slide up and down buttons are just to fiddle with!)
simple shape recognition and hand eye co-ordination
a sorting page,
novelty buttons attached to coloured ribbon to sort into pockets
two for each colour, : red car, scissors, yellow rabbit, blue house etc.
ribbons fastened under black velvet ribbon for sensory touch,
early problem solving and colour recognition
BUT ALSO ….
in a pocket on the inside cover of the book lives ……
I Spy book!
language development, adult participation,
observation and FUN!
I L O V E D making this flip flap concertina book :0)
for a tutorial skip along to …..
I will add the next few pages each Wednesday….. so
till next few pages are due,
Bye for now xx