When you play peek-a-boo, you get your baby to focus on your face. Make sure you play it when your baby is happy and relaxed. If your baby is upset or tired, they might not find it as fun.
When your baby is laying down and focused on you, cover your face with your hands or a blanket. Ask your baby “Where did mummy/daddy go?”. Then reveal your face and say “Peek-a-boo!”
Try different faces and voices. See if you can make your baby laugh.
Peek-a-boo is a fun game to play when your baby is spending time on their tummy, which helps build their strength as they grow. If your baby doesn’t like tummy time, a game like this can help keep them entertained.
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Simple games like this help your baby to understand taking turns while they are playing. This will help with their social skills as they grow up.