Peek-a-Boo!

Intellectual Development means being able to think creatively and abstractly, to pay attention, solve problems and develop keen judgement along with a lifelong readiness to learn.

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Overview

This fun peek-a-boo activity develops your baby's intellectual ability to realize that objects do not disappear even if they can’t be seen.

You will need:

  • If available, you can use a paper plate, scarf or small toy to hide behind.

Directions

  1. Sit facing your baby. Cover your face with your hands. Ask,
    “Where’s Mommy/Daddy?”
  2. Uncover your face, smile and say, “Peek-a-Boo!
  3. You can also hide behind something such as a scarf and emerge from
    behind it when you say, “Peek-a-Boo.”
  4. Adjust your position so that you are moving from one side of your
    baby to the other, so your baby will try to turn his head to locate
    your position.

Nurture

  • Provide special attention through kisses each time they try to find you or the object.
  • Feel important and motivated to try again.

Explore

  • Make a silly face every time you say "Peek-a-Boo".
  • Stimulates thinking of missing object.
  • Encourages to laugh and smile.