There are some cognitive benefits to playing hiding games.  Peekaboo makes babies giggle but also teaches them the concept of object permanence; that things can still exist even though they might not be able to see them.  Searching for objects or people encourages children to use their imagination and helps them develop problem-solving skills as they try to work out the best place to hide or find their target.  I’m guessing you will hear your own voice kindly and patiently calling Where are you?  I can’t  find you… I getting close?”  

Our sweet, innocent Fergus continues to play, using various choices for hiding places, and working to improve his strategy. This is such a  delightful introduction to the long-standing diversion of hide-and-seek.




Playing hide-and-seek is a traditional part of all of our childhoods and with the benefits it gives growing children, it’s a tradition that should be carried on into the future.

So close your eyes, count to ten and, ready or not, here they come!