Quiet book pedagogy
Many mothers try to make their own quiet book. There are even some who produce a few early learning books (sensory book) for sale with more or less good qualities and more or less educational notions for children. It is important to make sure that the quiet book does not contain too many elements in the same page because the child will get lost, that it has been designed preferably by/with educators or teachers (Montessori pedagogy or other) or child specialists (speech therapists, psychomotor therapists, neuropsychologists…) and that it goes at the child’s pace.
Possibility of personalizing the quiet book
It is preferable to take a personalized quiet book in which the parents choose the notions they want to work on with their child. Parents can initiate the learning of the letters of the alphabet by starting with the letters of the child’s first name scratched on the cover page of some quiet books.
It is important to make sure that the delivery time is short because many quiet book sellers take too much time to produce the quiet book (generally they are one-off sales made by amateur craftsmen). It is important to choose quiet books designed by recognized brands.
Use of fabric vs. felt
Quiet books may seem very similar in terms of the concepts worked on, but in terms of the materials used and the longevity of the quiet book they are very different. A felt quiet book is generally based on cutting and collage (plastic art). A fabric quiet book is generally based on cutting, sewing (sewing machine), embroidery … The glue is not used and is replaced by sewing. It takes much more time to make and uses much more noble materials. It is therefore very resistant and can be machine washed without worry.
The respect of the standards
Since many amateurs offer quiet books for sale, many do not respect the standards. Indeed, there are European standards to respect before selling a toy. And as a quiet book is considered a toy and not a book, it must comply with the standards. Be careful, do not take a quiet book without the CE marking. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)