Why a Busy Book Might be Your Toddlers Next Favourite Learning Tool?
One of the most beautiful things about being a parent is that you get to see your kid mature and grow. It’s amazing to see your child solve a puzzle and learn how to use their hands to help them interact with things. Kids are like sponges, and there can never be enough stimulation for them.
I’m sure that you, like me, are constantly on the lookout for more creative tools to facilitate your child’s development. Well, you’ve come to the right place because this blog is going to give you the details you’ll need to get your own busy book.
What is a Busy Book?
I’m sure you know that kids love to use their hands to play. The busy book is an interactive book that allows kids to use their hands and mind to solve the activities in the book. This book can be a wonderful hands-on toy for toddlers and preschoolers. The bright and colourful layout of this book, along with the removable pictures, helps toddlers explore to their heart’s content.
Personally, the main reason that I love these books is that they have a lot of variety in them. Toddlers get bored really easily, but the busy book has a ton of activities in it, making it ideal for any growing child. It’s basically like your child’s personal interactive learning folder!
Here’s a video that will give you a clearer idea of what one of our busy books looks like.
The Busy book or Toddler learning folder in the video is our bestseller and More than 600 toddlers have this book now. If you would like to have the latest version of this book for your child, please check out our Etsy shop.
Why is it Called a Busy Book or a ‘Quiet Book?’
These learning folders are typically known as busy books or quiet books because they keep kids busy with their various activities. If you’re in a place where you want your kid to be occupied, like on a long plane journey, then you can always give your child one of these books. The colourful images and easy to understand puzzles will have your kid enthralled.
What do Busy Books Usually Have?
These books are perfect for any child who is learning the basics. When you’re starting to teach your toddler, you want some handy material to help you give your child clear details. There are many books that do this, but these books generally don’t allow your kids to interact with them in the same way they would with a busy book. Whereas a single busy book can have a plethora of topics, including but not limited to:
- Your child’s Ideal first topics (Colours, shapes, numbers, and alphabets)
- Exciting guessing games that help them get familiar with the animal, vegetable, and other common names.
- Interactive pages that include many different objects that help fuel any kid’s imagination.
- A variety of activities to keep toddlers engaged like matching, sorting, counting.
A lot of these activities focuses on learning basics and so it is also called the Toddler learning folder or the Toddler learning binder.
So How can you Make your own Busy Book?
Quiet books are amazing for any kid. All you need are a couple of hours and a few common tools to make it for your child. Start by looking for an exciting activity for your child like the ones that we’ve shown you and print the pages out. Watch the video tutorial which covers all steps in detail.
Tools and supplies needed to make a busy book:
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- Laminating pouches
- Paper trimmer or cutter
- Corner rounder
- Transparent velcros or White Self-adhesive Velcro dots
- Hole puncher
- 1″ File binder
- Zipper binder pouch
Approximately, it will take 1 to 1.5 hours to make a book with 10 activities.
What are the Advantages of having a Busy Book?
Each and every child can benefit from having a busy book of their own. The beauty of busy books is that kids are able to explore all the activities at their own pace. This allows them to have more than enough time to soak in all the knowledge. Here are a few of the biggest benefits of busy books:
- Fine motor skill development
- Aids in Visual discrimination.
- Improves hand-eye coordination
- Allows kids to practise their reasoning skills.
- Improves their Number recognition and alphabet recognition
- Strengthens their grasping movements
- It helps them with their Language development
This book will also give you a bit of time to relax because busy books are fairly simple to understand. Your kid will learn how to work out puzzles on their own, and all you need to do is give them a nudge in the right direction.
Additionally, the ability to customize this book means that you’ll be able to give your child what they’re most interested in.
If you’re looking for high-quality busy books for your toddler then consider checking out my Etsy shop to get some of my unique busy books for your child.
I wanted a bunch of good quality books for my daughter, so I began to design some quality learning folders to help her along. From my experience, I can say that she loves all her books and can spend a lot of time just figuring out all the puzzles that I put in there. There are seven books in total, but I’ll definitely be adding more as soon as I can.
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