I was recently introduced to Quiet Books by the Quiet Book Queen and we decided to give it a try! It’s crafty activity book you assemble yourself, or with the help of your child. The Quiet Book Queen website offers a Calendar Quiet Book Subscription Kit where every month you get a new page/activity to make for your book. The idea behind it is to encourage screen-free activities through play and imagination. We started with October and had fun making a dress-up doll page and a finger puppet spider.
You’ll need a few tools to make your book pages – like a hole punch and snap tool. You also will be sewing, glueing and ironing things. The kits come with everything except the assembly tools.
The pieces arrive all cut and prepared for you to assemble. Each kit has two activities and step-by-step instructions included. I found the kit to be a little more advanced than my 3-year-old could handle, so I found it was best to let him play with the pieces first and then actually assemble the page on my own. He then got to play with the finished page.
Each month is themed so our November page had a fun turkey craft. There are also options for making it with or without snaps.
If you’d like to try it out, or maybe send as a gift to a crafty mom, new subscribers get 50% off their first month and free shipping: