Monday, November 7, 2011

Playing kiekeboe

when i saw this little boy (i think?) i thought "kiekeboe". of course, wikipedia has an entry about kiekeboe (here), and this is what they say: it is a game you play with babies between the age of 6 months and 2 years. you try to get the attention of the baby, and then laugh; this will make  her or she laugh back. then... you hide your face (behind your hands or whatever), and after a few seconds you "come back" while saying "kiekeboe!" the baby will be surprised and laughs again. it is thought that such little kids really think you are gone when you hide your face, and they are surprised when you show up after a few seconds. as such, you can do it over and over again, and the baby will be surprised each time.... supposedly, it is a good way for the baby to develop face recognition.
now, im just disappointed that wikipedia does not tell me how this game is called in other countries. so... anyone? i cannot imagine its something only dutch people do.. :)

8 comments:

Pierre BOYER said...

:-)
Greetings from France,

Pierre

biebkriebels said...

A very cute photo! Don't they say "peekaboo" in english?

Tim said...

peek - a - boo!!

CaT said...

:) thanks!

i am disappointed however... i hoped to learn peekaboo/kiekeboe in more languages.... :((
no post today, as a result...

Steffe said...

Ha! We call that game Tittut in Sweden.

Frank de Jol said...

Ha, ha ha...
In Poland, this game is called "a kuku"
Cool shot!

CaT said...

jeeejjjjj! a kuku sounds a little like the dutch/english.. :)

Manon said...

German: Guck-guck-Spiel
Japanese: いないいないばあ (didn't bother to copy the Chinese, Farsi and Sinhalese version of kiekeboe ;)