Hide and seek with a toddler

Hide and seek is a game I remember playing as a child, not only with school friends but also on holidays. I played it in France, Germany, Portugal and the former Yugoslavia.  It seemed to translate into any language and it was a great way to make some holiday pals.

It doesn’t cost anything and it can be made as easy or hard as you like, depending on the age of the children involved.

Now, playing hide and seek with a toddler is first class entertainment for all involved. We play quite a lot when the big kids are at school but also with them as well at the weekend.

Toddler hide and seek goes a little bit like this:

  • Mummy counts
  • Toddler runs around at supersonic speed in a circle
  • Mummy finishes counting
  • Toddler stands in the middle of the room with hands over eyes
  • Mummy looks all over house avoiding obvious toddler
  • Toddler squeals with excitement and shouts “boo Mummy”
  • Mummy goes back to counting and above is repeated at least 20 times.


You have to love toddlers!

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