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9 Great Montessori-aligned Busy Books for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Busy books, also called quiet books, are popular choices for parents when choosing items for quiet time, restaurants, and travel – and believe it or not, there are some great Montessori options out there.

I've gone through and selected some great, Montessori-aligned busy books for you to choose from.

In this post, you'll get a list of awesome Montessori busy books and you'll learn a bit about their benefits and when you should introduce them.

Image of Montessori-aligned cloth busy book with buttons and cloth space ship on the cover.

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What is a busy book?

A busy book (quiet book) is similar to a busy board, but it's small and portable.

Busy books contain several pages of fine motor and sensory activities.

Often, these books will have themes and many soft pieces that can be manipulated for storytelling or to achieve a specific goal, like manipulating the hands of a clock to read a certain time.

Also, busy books are generally soft to the touch, making them quiet and safe.

What is the benefit of Montessori busy books?

While busy books aren't absolutely necessary for helping to keep a young child developing optimally, many of them have educational and Montessori-aligned themes.

Busy books are great for helping to introduce the joy of reading to your child and, of course, great for keeping toddlers and preschoolers busy (and quiet) while caregivers get important tasks accomplished.

The busy books on this list all have educational, sensory, and fine motor benefits.

These benefits are common with most busy books, however, many of these books tend to be a little too busy – so many things on each page that toddlers simply can't focus on the book for long.

While it can be easily argued that no busy books are Montessori-aligned, I've selected the most Montessori busy books I could find.

What age is a busy book for?

Busy books are popular for keeping toddlers and preschoolers busy, but there's no need to wait till your child is 2 or 3 to introduce them.

When you read to your infant or do activities with the busy book, you can let them manipulate the parts and touch the different fabrics along with you- they'll love it.

Busy books are generally safe for infants under supervision. Always follow the safety guidelines put out by the manufacturer.

9 Montessori-aligned busy books for toddlers & preschoolers

deMoca Busy Book for Toddlers

From buttons to snaps to buckles, this is a fun and fine-motor-filled busy book that's perfect for toddlers and preschoolers that love to fidget and try to figure out how things work.

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Montessori Kids Quiet Book 

I love, love, love this busy book! The felt pieces attach to the soft pages so that kids can complete the pictures (or just use their imaginations!).

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Quiet Book Club – Busy Book for Toddlers

This is a fun and educational busy book that has plenty of activities for kids to enjoy.

There's even a bead counting activity, as well as some fun sorting activities inside.

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LoveLnE Quiet Book

This is one of the cutest and highest quality busy books on my list – I absolutely love it.

The activities in this quiet book are educational and encourage creativity.

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DIY Felt Quiet Book

This Montessori-aligned busy book focuses on letting young children practice real-life skills.

Kids can practice zipping, buttoning, and a lot more.

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Away We Go Activity Busy Book

If you're planning a road trip with your little one(s), this is a must-have, in my humble opinion.

The activities are all travel-themed and help kids understand the process of traveling.

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4 Pcs Quiet Book

If you've got more than one child or you're running a small childcare business, this is a great set of quiet books.

All the activities are stick-on, so it's easy for kids to get the hang of how to complete them.

Each book has its own theme so kids can make their choice based on their interests.

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Tavva Montessori Quiet Book

The Tavva Montessori Quiet Book has plenty of snaps, zippers, buckles, and snaps with which kids can practice their Practical Life Skills.

The pieces are all tethered to the pages, which makes it great for taking out of the house.

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Levier Quiet Book

I hesitated to put this busy book on this list because I know I'll hear about it not being at all Montessori-aligned.

This is actually a great quiet book for ages 5 and up, though.

As you can see from the image below, the activities are plentiful and could be distracting to a toddler – a 5, 6, or even 7-year-old might really enjoy this option, however.

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There you have it – 9 awesome Montessori-aligned (as much as possible) busy books!

Is your favorite book on this list? If not, let me know about your favorite quiet book/busy book in the comments!

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