November 30, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Busy Books for Toddlers

You have been considering getting busy books for your toddler, but haven’t been able to decide. This post will explain everything you need to know about them. Continue reading to learn all about these educational toys that will benefit your toddler.

What is a Busy book?

Books for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and other children are called “quiet books” or “busy books”. These books are specifically designed to help them practice their new skill or learn new ones. These educational toys are suitable for children of all ages and contain appropriate content. These interactive books are made with felt or fabric and offer activities and games for children.

Why do you need a busy book for your child?

Now that you are familiar with busy books, it is time to find out why you should invest in them. These books are great for those times when your child wants to be free and independent without having to interfere with his activities. These books offer many other benefits.

Busy Books: The Benefits

Here are some reasons why busy books make the best toys for toddlers.

  • These books can be used to help children improve their fine motor skills
  • These books are great for teaching children about number identification and counting.
  • These books are ideal for familiarizing children with the different colors.
  • These books can be used to introduce different shapes
  • These books help children learn about problem-solving
  • These books are helpful for children to learn how to play pretend or imaginatively.
  • These books can be helpful in understanding the concepts of matching and sorting.
  • These books can be used to explore nature and animals.

What is the best age to introduce busy books to your child?

These books are great for both babies and toddlers, as they can be used as a learning tool. These books come in age-appropriate sections and can be purchased with pictures that have contrasting imagery to attract young babies. You can also invest in books that include classic games such as checkers and tic tac toe. For toddlers and older children.

What makes a good Busy Book?

Just as we adults choose books that suit our tastes and preferences, so should our children. Books with animal themes are a good choice if your child is interested in animals. The success of any book is determined by the child it is purchased for. If the book is appropriate for the child’s level of skill and preferences, it could be a fun and engaging learning tool. To keep your child’s skills up to date, you will need to keep the book levels updated.

For toddlers, make a DIY busy book page

This section will show you how to make simple DIY busy books for your toddler.

1. Apple Picking

This book is easy to make and will keep your munchkin busy!

Things That You Will Need

  • You can choose from brown, light green, or red colors.
  • Velcro
  • A hot-glue gun
  • A pair of scissors

Instructions

  1. Make the pages using light green felt. Two pages can be cut and secured with hot glue.
  2. To cut the trunk and branches of the tree, use brown felt. To make the basket’s handle and a semi-circle, you will need to use the same color.
  3. To make the treetop, use dark green felt. Cut two circles one inch larger than the other.
  4. Red felt is used to make small shapes from apples.
  5. Place the tree trunk, branches and treetop on the lighter green felt base.
  6. To make a bag, you will need to stick the basket base only on the three outer sides. To complete the basket, stick the handle.
  7. Cut Velcro into smaller pieces. Place one end on each of the apple cutouts, and the other randomly on the treetop. Allow it to dry.
  8. All the cut-out apple pieces can be stored in the bag.
  9. Ask your child to pick up apples from the tree and place them on the tree.

2. Matching Dinosaur Forms

This felt book is easy to make for toddlers and teaches children about different shapes and colors.

Things That You Will Need

  • Black felt as the book’s base
  • Feel it in Red, green or purple, as well as blue, yellow, and other colors
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Velcro

Instructions

  1. Use a hot glue gun to stick the pages together and let dry.
  2. You can make different shapes out of different colors felt, including geometric and dinosaur shapes.
  3. Place dinosaurs randomly on the pages of black felt. Allow them to dry.
  4. Use different colors of felt to create geometric shapes
  5. You can cut Velcro into smaller pieces, and stick one end in the middle of the dinosaur figures, and the other on the geometric shapes. Allow them to dry.
  6. You can engage your child with the matching dinosaur shapebook!

3. Button Turkey

This book is a wonderful way to improve your child’s fine motor skills.

Things That You Will Need

  • 6 buttons in bright colors like yellow, pink and green, as well as blue, blue, orange, and so on.
  • Felt in the exact same colors as buttons
  • For the turkey’s body, use dark brown or light brown felt. Blue felt is for the base.
  • Black marker pen
  • Glue gun
  • Sewing kit
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. To make the turkey’s body, use dark brown felt and light brown felt for the head. Use a hot glue gun to attach the turkey’s head and body to the base.
  2. Use thread and needle to sew buttons around the circle’s inner rim at an equal distance. Start at the base of your head as your reference point.
  3. Use yellow felt to cut the legs and beak.
  4. Red felt is used to cut the snood. Use the glue gun to stick all of these body parts.
  5. Use different colored felts to create long leaf shapes or alphabets for the word “THANKS”.
  6. Stick contrasting letters on different leaves.
  7. Make buttonholes at the bottom of the leaves. They should be large enough to slide the button through.
  8. Voila! It is ready to entertain your munchkin!

4. Fourth of July Fireworks

This book is easy to make and great for teaching your child the importance of 4th of July!

Things That You Will Need

  • Black felt as the book’s base
  • Feelings in white, red, green and light brown
  • A small American flag is cut out
  • Glue gun

Instructions

  1. Use a glue gun to attach the black felt pages to your book.
  2. Make a rectangle out of grass and glue it to the base of black felt. You will stick everything on the left side of the page, not the right.
  3. Use the white felt to make a pole shape and place it in the left corner of the green patch.
  4. Stick a small oval on the top of your pole.
  5. Sew the left side of your flag. Let it overlap the pole and leave the other open. A small rope can be sewn on the left side to give it a more authentic appearance.
  6. Make a wagon using red felt. Then, make wheels with black felt. Sew them or stick them to the green patch. The wagon’s topmost portion should be left open. This cavity can be filled with small, randomly-cut pieces of felt in different colors. It will look like confetti.
  7. You can add some detail to the wagon with white felt.
  8. Your 4th-of- July Busy book will be a great resource for your munchkin.

How to manage your toddler’s busy book

Here are some tips to help manage the busy schedule of your toddler.

  1. Only use it when necessary: A busy book should only be used when your child is engaged in an activity. Otherwise, keep it safe and only take it out when it is absolutely necessary.
  2. Make it special: Let your child know that this book is special and needs special care. This will help your child get the message across about how to take care of the book.
  3. Choose a book that appeals to your child’s tastes and preferences. This will keep your child engaged and interested in the book.
  4. Make sure you plan well If your child will be receiving it during your trip, while you visit a friend, or other activities. Make sure you pick a book that has activities your child enjoys.

There are many types of books that can be used to entertain toddlers.

There are many types of quiet books for children:

1. For Very Young Children and Babies

These books are specifically designed for young children and small babies. They contain age-appropriate activities and content. These books have parts that are sewn or attached carefully so that young children and babies don’t get hurt.

2. For Toddlers

These quiet books are for children aged 1 to 2 years old. They have more advanced skills and offer ideas that will engage them. These books have well-secured parts so children don’t lose or misplace them.

3. Themed Books

These books are based on different themes and can keep children captivated for longer periods of time. This book will give your child more choices. Books with cooking themes or animal themes are examples of books that you might be interested in.

4. Montessori-Themed Books

These books are for older children and can contain academic concepts as well as life skills. These books often contain many parts so it is important to take extra care to ensure that the pieces are safe.

5. Game Boards

These boards aren’t books but they can be used as activity centers for small children.

We hope you’re convinced of the many benefits and uses for these toys, which are both educational and entertaining for young minds. These books are a great way to entertain your child, and you should get them now!