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Peek-A-Boo WHO?

Author: Simms Taback

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ISBN: 9781609052775

Publisher: Blue Apple Books

Binding: Board Book

Year Distributed: 2010 - 2011

Availability: Past Books

Themes/Topics: Songs, Animals

Book Acticity

Simms Taback's bright, bold animals and simple, repetitive text make this the perfect board book for every young child who loves to play peekaboo.

Age Group 9 months

What’s Happening at this Age

  • Beginning to ‘choose’ a bedtime book by reaching for it
  • Beginning to look towards items you point to
  • Enjoying hiding for peekaboo
  • Imitating sounds

Your baby is likely developing some favorite books. They may even present you with what they want you to read when you hold up a couple of choices of books. Their attention span is getting longer so they may be able to enjoy a book with a couple of sentences to the page. They may also start pointing to things when you ask a question such as, ”Where’s the bunny?” Peekaboo is a favorite game as your dear one is just now starting to learn about how permanent things are. Will you still be behind your hands when you say Peekaboo? Oh good! It’s you!

Click here to see a full list of milestones for your 9-month-old as well as tips and activities for you and your baby!

Why did we select this book?

It is the element of surprise that makes lift-the-flap books so exciting for babies and toddlers. It is the interactive nature of these books that makes them so great for caregivers. This lift-the-flap has a question on every page. Each "Who?" will allow you to ask and answer a question with your child. At nine months, your child will not be answering the questions, but you will be helping him answer questions in the future and start to identify animals.

Book Acticity
Related Activities

Each animal under a flap in this book has a cut-out section showing on the outside of the flap. This feature increases the level of surprise and curiosity by providing a hint of what will be revealed when the flap is lifted. You can wonder out loud what animal is behind the flap before you lift it. You and your child can trace the outline of the animal cut-out with your fingers. That touching will reinforce the shape and features of the animal and help your child make a link between the animal and its name. You can even name the animal’s features, like ears, tail, and trunk, on the cut-out. This simple activity can help build your child’s future language.


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