Why Playing Peekaboo With Babies Is A Very Serious Matter

Casper Addyman explains the essential developmental role of games adults play with infants:

"Peekaboo gives babies what they want more than anything: adult attention. It allows them to learn about the most confusing and compelling mystery in their world: other people. Peekaboo’s popularity emphasises what appears to be the two key features of baby laughter: its purpose is to facilitate learning, and it is intensely social."

Bruce SheridanComment