Thanks for visiting us here at myQuietBooks. We are a husband and wife team, Tosin and Tammy Samuel. Our daughter has been our inspiration to start this beautiful handmade business. We want to instil in our children an early love for books, limit screen time and create many fun-filled learning opportunities, all together. Hence, quiet books!
A quiet book or a fabric activity book is a series of fabric “pages” containing quiet activities to entertain small children. The interactive pages provide the perfect opportunities for fine motor and cognitive skills development, colour and form identification, behaviour and mental logic growth, as well as imagination.
We have put a lot of thought into selecting the contents for your child to explore. Each page is filled with wonderful learning experience that they can discover at their own time and pace – time and clock, numbers and counting, seasons, emotions, doll dressing, kitchen fun, fire station & flame house, and more to be added to our product offerings as time goes on. Our books are ring binded of interchangeable pages so that contents can be refreshed as pages are added, removed, or moved around.
myQuietBooks are designed for a quiet play but when an adult is engaged, it could open up a whole new level of learning opportunity. We have a SPACE facilitator and ex-PAFT (Parents as First Teachers) educator on our team who brought years of experience working with young children to our project who created the “Discovery Cards”. Through these cards, we want to share with you some of the learning that may be happening for your child as they explore each page, and suggest some possible “next steps” that you can engage with your child during everyday life, in order to extend and consolidate the learning experience. Possibilities are endless, for example:
- Talk with your child about self-care when ‘Doll Dressing’
- Teach sympathy and compassion through the ‘Emotions’ page
- While ‘Bead Counting’, sing three little monkey jumping on the bed
Each and every one of our books is lovingly handcrafted with the best available materials. Some books have up to 95 loose pieces that are mostly hand sewn! Each book is truly a labour of love that would be an exciting investment in your child’s education. We strongly believe each child deserves one of this book and we hope you do too.
In addition to ready-made books, we offer a Subscription model for the 14-page book over a
six-month-period. Your child will receive the first 4 pages at the
beginning and then 2 more pages each month in the mail - perfect to keep
the excitement going and is also more affordable! This option is available on our own website (outside the Hive).