Toddlers and pre-schoolers love playing hide and seek. Part of the appeal is they are still internalizing the concept of object permanence. Educating children of this age is a completely different process than those of school age, and requires a totally different mindset from the teacher. It can be so rewarding to help them to develop their most basic skills, and in addition to this article there are more helpful resources for early childhood education teachers if you need some support when it comes to knowing how to do this. My son is no exception to the joys of hide and seek, he will play by covering up with a towel, closing his eyes, or hiding a toy. The way he giggles when I uncover theÂ hidden object is absolutely priceless. I wish I could just bottle up that laughter and open itÂ on grumpyÂ days!Â His enjoyment of this simple game inspired me to give itÂ a fun twist:
* Teddy Bear (or any dearly loved stuffed animal)
*Tie one end of the yarn to the stuffed animal’s arm and hide it somewhere in the house.
*StringÂ theÂ yarn around various parts of the house: around doorknobs, under tables and chairs, over sofas, etc.
*When you think you’ve woven an elaborate enough maze, give the other end of the yarn to your toddler/pre-schooler and let him follow it!