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play hide and seek games to further encourage your childs understanding of object permanance.
tell him you are going to hide somewhere and then duck behind a chair or move around a doorway. make sure that your child sees where you go. the first few times that you play this game, you may even want to make sure that a part of your body remains visible to your child. say, "can you find find me?" praise him when he finds you. "you found me, good for you!"
let him remove a "barrier" to findyou. when your child is very comfortable with the previous activity, you can make the hide and seek game more challenging by placing a barrier between you and him, encouraging him to remove it as he searches for you.
for exam-ple, you can tell your chi8ld you gonna go hide and then let him watch you hide behind a door that can be easily opened, or behind a curtain. make sure he sees you as you hide yourself, since he is not yet able to imagine actions in his minds eye.
encourage your child to hide so you can look for him. when he is used to playing hide and seek, you can encourage him to hide himself by asking, "where is...(his name)?"