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Quiet Book or Busy Book

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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 size?

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!)

encourages:-

simple shape recognition and hand eye co-ordination

page 2


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,

encourages:-

early problem solving and colour recognition

BUT ALSO ….

in a pocket on the inside cover of the book lives ……

a concertina

I Spy book!

TA-DAH!!!!


this encourages:-

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 …..

http://fishsticksdesigns.com/blog/the-fabric-i-spy-book-tutorial/

I will add the next few pages each Wednesday….. so

till next few pages are due,

Bye for now xx