L is getting old enough that her afternoon nap time is slowly but surely dwindling in length — and when we’re in a hotel or somewhere new, she won’t nap at all. Nap time is sacred in our house, because my kids are much more agreeable when they have time to rest during the day — but also because it’s the only time of day I can get anything done! So when Feltro Magic contacted me about reviewing one of their Quiet Books, I jumped at the chance. This is an activity that I can definitely see using in place of nap time, on roadtrips, in waiting rooms, and in restaurants.
These handmade felt quiet books are completely customizable so you can choose which pages will interest your child the most. I chose a mixture of pretend play girly dress-up scenes and pages with games for practicing fine motor skills and color matching.
My friends, this quiet book completely lives up to its name. IT IS MAGIC. L plays with it for HOURS at a time — and that is not an exaggeration. If you follow me on Instagram, you can see that I’ve had a hard time posting pictures of anything else since it arrived. The beautiful pages are so inviting that I may have even played with it a bit during nap time…
You can get your own Feltro Magic Quiet Book by private messaging their Facebook page here. Our book is only a tiny sampling of the many different kinds of pages that are available, so scroll through their photos to see what might keep your child occupied for hours at a time! While you’re waiting for your quiet book to arrive (they ship from Europe!), watch this adorable video Feltro Magic made showcasing L’s entire quiet book way better than I ever could:
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