Peeking Through the Play: Hide-and-Go-Seek and Peek-a-Boo in Play Therapy
Child’s play is serious business and Peek-a-Boo and Hide-and-Go-Seek are no exceptions. But these games, like so many, act as a platform for the emotions a child is processing at any given time. At their heart, they may be most about wanting to be seen and wanting to be found.
1:24 Lisa introduces LFPR series
2:24 Call for listener ideas
4:00 The child hiding versus the toys hiding
4:24 Peek-a-boo through a developmental lens
4:59 How does it feel to play Peek-a-boo? Try it!
5;56 The overlap between Peek-a-boo and Hide-and-go-seek
6:30 Wanting to be seen
7:33 How do these games reflect a child’s self-worth?
8:24 Why is context important?
9:10 The meaning behind toys and play is fluid
9:33 How do neglect and abandonment look?
10:24 The Set-Up
11:50 The variety of ways Hide-and-go-seek can look
12:24 Remember, the desire to be seen
13:00 How does emotional age weigh in?
14:24 What’s YOUR version of wanting to be seen?
15:22 What does it look like when the toys play Peek-a-boo?
17:00 Extending metaphors into all types play