Instruct mothers on how to play peek-a-boo
It is true that mothers are so familiar with the game of “peek-a-boo” with their children, right? However, not every mother knows that this seemingly simple thing brings a lot of benefits to the brain development of the child.
This peek-a-boo game not only brings your child’s laughter, but also stimulates their brain functions to be more active.
Instruct mothers on how to play peek-a-boo with babies:
Playing peek-a-boo is very simple. For those of you who don’t know how to play “peek-a-boo” for your child, please follow the instructions below.
+ For newborns 0-3 months:
Step 1: Let the mother’s hands hold the baby’s legs
Step 2: Hold the back of the baby’s feet face down
Step 3: Turn the baby’s feet in and out to reveal the mother’s face for the baby to see and follow the rhythm of “peek-a-boo”.
+ For infants from 3-6 months
B1: Cover your mother’s face with both hands
B2: Watch the baby’s reaction
B3: Unexpectedly open your hands and say “boo”.
+ For babies from 6 months onwards:
B1: Instruct the baby to put his face in his hands
B2: Mom also buried her face in her hands
B3: Then shout “boo-boo” with your baby to see who is exposed first!
This game is extremely simple but brings great benefits to children. Help your child’s brain development and rapid growth.
According to Dr. Caspar Addyman, a researcher at Birkbeck University, London, the game “peek-a-boo” brings a greater sense of happiness to the baby when playing with his mother, especially as it also helps the brain function more flexibly.
The clearest proof is the baby’s smile, which is the baby’s way of showing his parents the joy and happiness he is receiving.
When babies are 2-4 months old, babies have shown quick reflexes to games with parents such as smiling and answering with quick sounds that don’t make sense.
When they reach the age of 6-8 months, parents need to let their children continue to play this “peek-a-boo” game, but the level will be more complicated, will not only peek behind the hands but also behind an obstacle, something like a book, a pillow, or a wall. However, the baby’s brain will be stimulated to predict what will happen next, so that the child has the opportunity to do exercises to make the brain respond quickly to external stimuli.
So, surely your baby’s brain will develop better thanks to this very simple game!
Parents who want their children to be smarter in the future, let’s play “peek-a-boo” more with them from now on!