Inspired by the Eliza Loves Quiet Book, my mother made Sky a Quiet Book. I am flying to NYC with him (he'll be about 2 1/2 then and my infant). We're hoping this wonderful book will make the flight a little easier.
My mother is an amazing crafter, quilter, seamstress, etc. She runs a bazaar at her church that is a great fundraiser for their church and engages many women (and men) in crafting and creating. She brought a lot of fabric scraps, buttons, ribbons, etc. We looked at what we had, thought about what Sky liked and created this.
|This is the cover. We recycled a maternity shirt. We also used laces to tie the book, so that we could exchange pages relatively easily.|
|The balloons are velcro. The chicken is also velco.|
|There are eggs hidden in the nest.|
|This is the jungle hide and seek page.|
|With farm animals opposite the jungle. Animals can be moved from inside the bibs to the smaller pocket, and the overalls can be undone and redone.|
|Sky can fly the kite and take the little clothespins on and off the kite. The butterfly comes out of the cocoon. (Sky loves The Very Hungry Caterpillar).|
|Counting beads and learning colors.|
|He loves Thomas the Train, so we have Thomas and Clarabel and James. The snap and buckle that connect the trains are a bit challenging right now, but he loves counting the wheels and touching the buttons.|
|My mother lives in Texas, so he can help Grandma fly to visit him and his brother (Benjamin David). For the plane, she cut out an ad from a magazine and covered it with contact paper. The letters are velcro.|
|He puts his thumb and pinky through to catch the ball This is really challenging.|