Mar 03 , 2023
Do you know the real power of quiet books?
You don't have to be a child development expert to know that quiet books are some of the best educational toys or books on the market.
It's about the natural way of learning and developing at an early age and the basic skills every child needs to have at every stage of their growth. How a quiet book covers all that you will see in this article.
Is physical development involved?
You can bet it! Whether you open or close a book or try every activity on every page, tiny humans use muscles large and small to perform specific movements. Pushing, lifting, pinching, grasping, and moving their body parts (eyes, head, hands, fingers) will make them more aware of their body.
Although gross motor skills are developed through activities like running, dancing, jumping, sliding, and more, they are also developed differently when a child plays with a quiet book. Youngsters frequently switch their sitting posture. Kids might explore the book while moving around and choosing to stand or sit.
But fine motor skills outcome is where quiet books lead at! The ability to use small body muscles is best developed when tying shoelaces, zipping, buttoning, grasping, turning pages, buckling, opening, and more.
A quiet book like this one offers creative, fun, and endless possibilities to work on those skills, but not only that, hand-eye coordination is also actively involved in the playing process.
What do a quiet book and a huge supermarket tantrum have in common? Or not!
We've all seen it! Typically, a child having a difficult time in a store would cry, shout, hit, make a mess on the floor, or use harsh language. Let's face it, as parents, we still struggle to handle those tantrums in 2023. We still don't know how to support our children in overcoming those negative emotions, despite the abundance of information available to us, both online and offline, and the numerous "friendly" pieces of advice offered by passersby.
We all want as parents to have emotionally balanced little humans that turn into emotionally stable adults. Whether they get the video game they wanted for Christmas or finish second in a race (whether it's a competitive one or with their friends), learning to manage their emotions under pressure is essential to their growth.
How can a Quiet Book fit into all of that, though? It's so simplistic but absolutely fantastic. The activities on each page inspire the desire to finish the exercise, progress each time, and regulate one's emotions in order to concentrate on the challenge. Not to mention that children need to practice their patience and perseverance in order to overcome a whole new challenge for them (like beginning to tie their shoelaces for the first time).
Toddlers have a fantastic opportunity to learn how to respond to complicated issues in a secure environment (a book with activities), which may serve as a model for their behavior when faced with challenges in the real world.
Do kids learn anything else other than how to zip?
Certainly, they do! Kids are required to think, make choices, and comprehend cause-and-effect when learning a brand-new skill, like buttoning. Toddlers will uniquely approach the new task, developing fresh concepts for an otherwise usual buttoning task. They will ask questions to understand the activity, how to do it, and distinguish between fiction and the real world.
Playing with an Activity Book helps toddlers improve their communication skills since it stimulates their imagination and helps them make up stories about each activity. Kids are encouraged to explain their behaviors and to share their thoughts, feelings, and difficulties.
Don't you think that is quite impressive for a quiet book? The amazing potential of age-appropriate toys for our kids is a simple but hard choice for parents.