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Play Peekaboo!

Play Peekaboo!

4 months

Looking for the best games to play with babies? Peekaboo, that old standby, is still one of the best baby games ever invented. 

Why? - Peekaboo stimulates baby's senses, builds gross motor skills, strengthens their visual tracking, encourages social development and, best of all, tickles their sense of humor. 

Plus, peekaboo teaches object permanence: the idea that even though they can't see something (like your smiling face), it still exists.

Play peekaboo by covering your face with your hands — newborns are fascinated by faces, and your sweet newborn would rather look at your face than almost anything else in the world. As baby grows and starts to "get" the game, try variations on peekaboo: Hide a favorite toy behind a pillow or blanket and have the baby look for it, then reveal it with a flourish. Or try partially concealing a toy under a blanket, and see if your baby will reach for it themselves — if they do, reward them with a big "peekaboo" and lots of smiles.

Newborns are easily overwhelmed, so watch their cues: If they turn their head to the side or startles at your "boo," take a break and try again later. 

Make cute photos with the baby during the process, upload to the App. Write about his/her reaction to your actions.

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