Quiet Books, as the name suggests, were originally developed as textbooks to give children the opportunity to quietly occupy themselves for a while.
In this day and age, Quiet Books offer children a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The books manage without batteries, loud noises or complex technology. A Quiet Book is usually made of cotton and felt and offers a range of activities on each page that are tailored to the age and abilities of the child and which at the same time promote sensory experience, cognitive development and fine motor skills. Quiet Books are recommended for children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years, and longer if there are special needs.
With babies, the focus is on high-contrast images, on feeling and touching different materials and objects. All the senses are stimulated and fine motor skills are trained in the game. Activities for two- to four-year-olds range from sorting colors and shapes, tying cords and cords, unbuttoning and buttoning, finger exercises with zippers and other fasteners to puzzles. As you get older, the tasks become more complex. With preschool children, the focus is on initial reading and writing exercises, learning to use the clock and basic arithmetic, daily routine and small board games.