*more baby giggling*
Playing peek-a-boo and hide-and-seek games with your baby is almost a sure way of bringing pure joy to your little one.
But did you know that playing these games over and over again is also an important way of boosting your baby's cognitive development?
why playing hide-and-seek from an early age is important
By playing hide-and-seek games your baby learns the concept of ‘object permanence’.
This is the understanding that an object continues to exist even when out of sight.
It is important learning for your baby because it forms their ability to develop memory and find emotional comfort, knowing that their cherished toys and loved ones will always be there even though they may be gone for a short period of time.
So, next time your baby gets fuzzy when you leave the room, even only for a few seconds, you might start playing peek-a-boo games to reassure them that you always come back again.
from peek-a-boo to hide-and-seek
When your baby is little, you can easily practice with a simple peekaboo. Use a burp cloth, a cuddle cloth, or a blanket to hide behind and see the joy on your baby’s face when you reappear.
When your child gets a bit older, our fun hide & seek toys will support learning and stimulate your baby's curious mind through discovery and imaginative play. Let your child play with the toys and see how they respond when the bricks or small fishes disappear and when they find them again.