Peek A Boo Two
We introduced the simple Peek A Boo baby game in the 3 - 6 month games group. This version is more interactive and sure to be more fun for both you and your baby! You will need a small light sheet or pillowcase.
Your baby can be in a seated position or lying down. When you have her attention, put the sheet over your face and say, "Where's Daddy?" After a second or two, pull the sheet off with a smile and say "Peek A Boo!" or "Here I am!" Now, get within your baby's reach and repeat - this time, after asking "Where's Daddy?" let your baby reach and pull the sheet off. Laugh and say "Here I am, you found me!" If your baby is mobile, you can do this from afar and wait for her to come remove the sheet.
You can eventually try draping the sheet over your baby's eyes and asking, "Where's Heidi?" When she pulls it off, say, "There she is!" and laugh. While most babies still love this variation, some may become upset. If so, obviously avoid it.
With time, your baby will be able to play the hiding role herself, by pulling the sheet over her face and revealing herself. Remember to never leave the sheet with your baby alone!
Learning and Development Skills:
- Cognitive, Problem Solving and Memory
- Social and Emotional