Peek-A-Boo Dolly Makes Great Interactive Christmas Gift
This year, give your toddler one of the top Christmas gifts of 2012: A never-ending peek-a-boo game with this Peek-a-Boo Dolly by Gund.
Playing peek-a-boo helps baby reach an important developmental milestone called object permanence. Through witnessing an infant toy or person disappear and reappear again, babies learn that familiar items continue to exist even when they cannot be seen. Gaining an awareness of object permanence helps infants stay calm when Mom and Dad leave the room, since they begin to understand that their parents always come back.
Since adults quickly tire of peek-a-boo, some of the best toddler toys are those that allow young children to play on their own. This adorable baby doll from Gund playfully raises a blanket to cover her face, and then lowers it while saying one of 10 different phrases, like “Where did you go? Peek-a-boo, I found you.” The game continues for 40 seconds, long enough to elicit several squeals of delight from your baby. Then, start the game all over again by teaching your baby to press the doll’s tummy.
At nearly a foot tall, this dolly is easy to find in the toy pile. It is suitable for children from 6 months to 5 years old, and the fabric is surface washable. Find more baby dolls and other Christmas toys for toddlers at GreenPea Baby & Child’s online toy store.