Whether you advocate for playing hide and seek or not, there are principles of the game worth considering:
- Hide and seek promotes secretive play. The nature of the game is to not tell anyone where you are and what you are doing.
- Hide and seek asks children to hide and not come out. The nature of the game is to ask children to hide so they can’t be found.
- Hide and seek sends mixed messages. The nature of the game asks children to do what we’ve always told them not to.
- Hide and seek requires mind skills young children may not have. The nature of the game requires you to differentiate between hiding for real and hiding for pretend play.
When it comes to hide and seek, what you choose to do it up to you. What’s important is that you’ve come to your decision from an educated and informed place.That last line sounds particularly like a tipper gore gamer trying to explain how you should just be aware of the ways your game/picture/choice of snacks is problematic.