Peek a boo

Babies seem to love this Peek a boo game, from around 3 months of age, and are happy to play it over and over again.

1.You can play it in  four different ways:
  • Hide your face behind your fingers, move your hands and say PEEK A BOO! (as in picture)

2. Place your hands in front of your baby's eyes, remove them and say  PEEK A BOO! 
3. When baby is a little older:
  • Peek around the corner of a piece of furniture.
  • Use a cloth that baby can pull off easily as you call out  PEEK A BOO! 
4. By around 8 months of age your baby may want to use their own hands to cover your eyes or their own eyes.

    Peek a boo, Peek a boo,
    Peek a boo, I see you.
    Where are you, where are you?
    I see you, PEEK A BOO!
Understanding that objects exist even if you can't see them. From about birth to two years of age, babies do not understand this concept of object permanence
Also it is great for vision and bonding and mostly a sense of fun.

PHOTO: Maura Schulze, assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge, plays peek-a-boo with a child in the Children's Ward at Hospital Likas during a community service project. Blue Ridge was in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia for a scheduled port visit


  1. All our kids love this game but had never heard of the Peek A Boo RYHME so that was great to learn.

    1. The peek a boo rhyme was something I just made up when working with babies and actually doing parachute time where we lift the parachute up and down - this is like a giant parachute game.