#1 not-so-quiet book (SHAPES)

Hurray for our first try of not-so-quiet activity book! 
This is a lovely hand sewn item designed for kids ages 2 and older. It is a great educational toy that stimulates children’s imagination and encourages active learning through play. This book is perfect when traveling, waiting, or just simply to keep your kid busy. It is also a good tool to establish your kid’s patience. 😉
This book will definitely give your kid unlimited learning, such as:
– knowing different shapes and colors
– learn to identify items
– practice how to button and unbutton, as well as snapping buttons and velcro
– playing shape and color matching
– enhances gross and fine motor skills
Here are the pages:

page 1

Identify the different shapes and colors, and match it to the second page.

page 2

page 3

match the item on a designated shape and learn to button


page 4


page 5

same thing: match the item on a designated shape and learn to button

page 6


page 7

build a train by matching the shapes through snapping.

page 8

Materials used: felt, cotton, beads, buttons, ribbons, hot glue, snaps, velcro, wiggly eyes, yarn
Important note: The book includes small loose parts and parental guidance is a must at all times.
You can also check out some more of our not-so-quiet books as well as our A-Z activities! 😉
Here’s my video of how Marshall plays the book:


39 comments on “#1 not-so-quiet book (SHAPES)

  1. That’s really cute! My two kids are preschoolers already and won’t need this, but I’ll keep this in mind for when I have to give out gifts to our inaanaks!

  2. Oh! That was too cute to be a book! This is the first time i saw a book made of non-paper material. Very interesting and eye-catching especially for kids! 🙂 I’d like to have one 🙂

    • ina says:

      Thank you! This is also my first try and I’m glad that it went well. I’mm still on the process of making the ABC book and I’ll make a blog once it’s done 🙂

  3. Gilian says:

    That’s a really nice book. I like diy look it has and the activities kids can do with it.
    I will also call it a not so quiet book because knowing my sons, I’m pretty sure they’ll be noisy.

  4. This is a nice book/activity! I love it ! It helps their sense of touch and also the colors keep them wanting it! Btw, your site is them is also cute, love it!

  5. Your blog is so cool. I cannot stop staring at the moving clouds and blinking bunny. Also this book is awesome. Did you made it yourself?

    • ina says:

      Thank you! I’d probably stick on that theme until I feel that my boy is really not a baby. And yes, I made the book by myself. Medyo matrabaho pero worth it naman 🙂

  6. Rowena Wendy Lei says:

    Wow I thought you bought the book!

  7. Alaine says:

    Too cute! I am inspired to try doing this at home for my niece.

  8. Juvy says:

    I have seen books like this in the last Manila bookfair. The books are really special and sure to keep your kid’s attention to the end.

  9. Berlin says:

    Love the book and would love to have one as well. Weve got a lot of soft books and until now, they are so useful. They have been with us 14 years since my oldest is more than 14 years old. My one year old loves to read the books again and againI.

  10. Jhanis says:

    So cute! Love it! Now my brain is going overdrive thinking about DIYing this hehehe.

  11. Michelle says:

    Aww. This one’s cute! I was thinking if my son will need one. He knows some shapes already at 20 months old. Natatakot lang ako sa buttons, baka kasi kagatin nya and lunukin pag di ako nakatingin.

  12. Mommy Anna says:

    If I will have another baby, will get this one for him. Malaki na kasi ang son ko ngayun

  13. Nerisa says:

    this is a nice activity for babies. not to hard and pointy for their little hands but still educational.

  14. May Palacpac says:

    I once saw a video of an interactive book for kindergartners like this. This is so dynamic and I’m sure tots would love it.

    I guess my only concern is when it gets dirty, then I’ll have to get it dry cleaned.

  15. I love how it’s called, not-so-quiet book! It’s fun, colorful and educational, perfect for young kids!

  16. Badet Siazon says:

    This is a nice book for babies! Did you make it? I think it’s great as gifts too.

  17. Mhaan says:

    Oh I have been looking for this! What a fun activity for kids to learn about shapes. I should buy one for my son. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Jerzee Benavente says:

    That’s a cute book. Toddlers will really have fun learning shapes with it. If I have a toddler, I’d really buy this too.

  19. Ayi says:

    This is too cute 🙂 I discovered these kinds of books too late that my kids won’t need it na. Sayang.

  20. jared's mum says:

    This is a very ideal book for small children. I remember getting a similar book for my son when he was a few months old. I still keep the book, knowing it will be handy for when I had a new baby

  21. Lhourdes Mercadero says:

    This is so cute and walang mga sharp edges kaya sobrang like ko ito for Chelsea. Actually nakita nya and natutuwa sya sa color.

  22. TweenselMom says:

    Great ideas to improve motor and sensory skills. Did you make these crafts?

  23. Janice says:

    Such a great idea! Our new baby is only 4 months old now so he might not appreciate this yet. But I’d love to try to make him one when he gets a bit older.

  24. Nini Perez says:

    So cute! I love sensory books. This would be a great learning book for toddlers.

  25. Pinknomenal says:

    DIY! My bestfriend’s really good in doing DIY for her baby boy but I really have no talent for this. Galing mo!

  26. Liz A says:

    This is a great idea for fine motor skills and cognitive development. I’ll include it in my plan to make something like this for my son for his home activities. 🙂

  27. Neri Ann says:

    Cute! I wanted to create something like these too for my kids. There are also a lot of felt crafts that I wanted to make too!

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