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Quiet Book Patterns: 25 Easy-to-Make Activities For Your Children

Keep the smile on your child's face while putting an end to noisy escapades. No need to stifle curiosity or squelch creativity; this guide helps you put together the perfect quiet-time book for car rides, waiting rooms, and church meetings. With 25 simple patterns and step-step instructions, even amateur crafters can create custom-made activities that are sure to keep your childrens' brains active and their hands happy. Print version of the book includes a CD with downloadable pattern templates.

Paperback: 80 pages

Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.; Pap/Com edition (October 8, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1462112455

ISBN-13: 978-1462112456

Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8 x 10 inches

Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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I bought this book to create a quiet book for my little one for Christmas. I was very happy with book i made am happy that I had so much help making it. My daughter is very happy with her little book. My kids 3-8 all love the book.

Quiet Books have always intimidated me but after looking through this book I realized how do-able they can be. Amy has made these quiet book patterns user-friendly for anyone to be able to do.I also love the unique page ideas throughout her patterns. It seems most quiet books all include the same basic activities but she has come up with some fresh new ideas that I know my little boy will love.I found new motivation for making a quiet book after looking at her book. I can't wait to get started!

I love the designs, but had never done anything like this and wanted detailed instructions. I'm more of a logical, orderly thinker... step-by-step and thorough. The instructions on this seemed more scattered with several details missing. This left me to research and figure out on my own the things that weren't written. I now feel like I could write this more to people like me who need the specifics such as page size (7" by 8.5" each page), specific type of fusible webbing (wonder under 725), what kind of pellon peltex (70), When to use stiff felt as opposed to regular felt (I still haven't figured this out... she said she used stiffened felt on 80% of her things, but when was it better to use soft felt?). Also, stiffened felt didn't seem to exist anywhere except through China until I found it on's site. Even Joann Fabric only had soft felt. Anyway, I love the patterns, the templates on the CD are awesome, and it gave me what I needed once I put in the additional research, but the writing could definitely be more user-friendly and organized for beginners like me.

I just got this in the mail. I'm so excited to make the pages! The book is laid out with how to get started, gathering supplies, instructions for pages, and how to finish the book. The designs are cute and creative - but simple enough for a novice like me. It includes a cd with the templates needed for all the designs. My toddler is going to love it when I'm done. She sat with me and we "read the story". She said the circus train is her favorite. I love all the learning activities: tying a bow, counting change, zippers, building robots, a maze, matching socks designs, drawing, weaving an oven mitt, matching shapes, using buttons, finger puppets, and finishing puzzles. I can't wait to get started! :-)

I love this book! I purchased it to make quiet books for my Grandson and granddaughter. The patterns were very easy to follow and the instructions in the books really helped to get the pages put together. I was impressed how neat and professional each page looked when it was finished. If you are making a quiet book for the first time, I highly recommend this book!

I wish I had this book years ago. In the past I made quiet books for my children but it took so much time figuring out how to make each page. I love this book because every step is written out, including helpful hints so you can't make a mistake. This is the kind of quiet book that is perfect for anytime you need your children to be quietly occupied -- like waiting in a doctor's office, driving in the car, sitting in church, etc. I especially love that each page helps you know what skill your child can learn. As Amy reminds us in her book, play is part of learning for children. Both "crafters" and "not-so-crafty" people will love the easy to follow directions and children will love the quiet learning activities.

The pages to make are really cute and easy to make. However, the template for the actual size of the peltex pages wasn't included on the CD and the website included for updated templates didn't work. When I tried contacting the publishing company on multiple occasions, I never received a reply.

I bought the book for the CD because I can't draw. With the templates I can print out patterns to use. The book leaves out information that would be useful. If she wrote the book for people who could not do this on their own, then more is needed. I added a page for lacing and stringing beads. I am going to make the pages differently, more simply. This book is for a pre-school level or older. The CD saves it.

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