Personalizing And Preserving The Game Of Peek-A-Boo

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Peek-A-Boo app

For years parents have been dragging out the video recorders on holidays and at family gatherings. The reason is simple. The camera can record things that cannot be properly explained by words. Think about it. We can say “his face was so happy” but when we share the story, we are the only ones that know what that imagery looked like and that’s in our mind. So out come the video cameras, recording all of those emotional moments for safekeeping and sharing.

Peek-A-Boo app

Peek-A-Boo is the first iOS app to record your child playing the classic game of peek-a-boo.

When you open the Peek-A-Boo app you’re given some choices – Play, Parents, and Upgrade to Premium.

Peek-A-Boo app

Play is where your child will spend their time with the app. Children see a colorful living room. During play they will interact with the app, enjoying themselves and learning about colors and shapes. Other rooms and additional content is also in development to be added in the future.

Peek-A-Boo app

Can you see the difference in the photo above? When you tap the light it goes on and off. When you tap the pillows they name and change colors, and make sounds. Tap on the picture frame and the picture changes. And of course, you can’t forget the peek-a-boo. That’s what the child hears when they press the pillow that Mom is hiding behind.

Peek-A-Boo app

Pressing the big red record button will record your child interacting with the app, capturing their smiles and giggles for you to play and replay as you wish. The photo above is a screenshot of a recording I made within the app. It should give you an idea of how it looks when your child is recorded enjoying the app. You can even share your videos with your family and friends on social media channels such as Facebook.

The other two buttons are for the parent’s use.

Peek-A-Boo app

The Parents button is where you choose the avatar your child sees and the audio your child hears. It’s also where you sill find videos that have been recorded within the app. You can also reach the button to upgrade to premium from in here.

The Upgrade to Premium button gives parents the ability to personalize the app for a $2.99 fee. Having a premium account enables you the parent to use your own picture as the avatar and place your own voice in the app. It also removes all ads in the parent area.

Here’s a brief trailer showing how the app looks while in use.

This app is a simple and inexpensive way to capture some of your child’s joy for the future, as well as encourage their development. I think this app would be great for any child, but it might really help comfort a child who faces separation anxiety. The sharing feature is nice because it will let families share those little moments no matter what the distance.

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Download the Peek-A-Boo app for free in the App Store.

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21 comments

Jenn @ EngineerMommy September 18, 2015 - 7:08 am

What a fun game! Never heard of this app before- I will go check it out!

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kayla September 18, 2015 - 7:30 am

Hehe so cute! Can’t wait until I’m a parent and can play things like this!

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Liz Leiro September 18, 2015 - 2:10 pm

What a neat app! I think it’s so cool how technology makes it easier and easier for us to make our memories last forever 🙂

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Alli September 18, 2015 - 4:30 pm

My little grandson would love this app and I would love to have the memories of him playing it. It looks so colorful and like a lot of fun.

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Heather September 18, 2015 - 5:19 pm

That’s awesome! I bet my three year old would love this. He’s so into the ipad right now, I have to set time limits, but as long as its educational, I’m not too worried. This looks like fun for a toddler.

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Angelic Sinova September 18, 2015 - 8:05 pm

How cute. They really go make an app for everything these days. I love how colorful this app is. It’s a great way to keep the Peek-a-boo game alive <3

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CourtneyLynne September 18, 2015 - 10:11 pm

Omg this app sounds great! My fighter is 3 and would probably get a kick out of it! I will have to check it out 🙂

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Chantal September 18, 2015 - 11:11 pm

This is so cool… I love how interactive technology is these days!

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rika September 19, 2015 - 1:18 am

Fun app! I love it! I think its a fun game for everybody! So colorful and full of imagination

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Mistee Dawn September 19, 2015 - 3:06 am

Awww, what a cute idea! And such a fun app, I will definitely download it for my niece!

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NYC SingleMom September 19, 2015 - 6:52 am

this is one of the cutest app I have seen. What a wonderful and cute idea. I wish my daughter was young so I could take advantage of this one.

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michele d September 19, 2015 - 8:42 am

What a fun app for children. So bright and colorful! Going to check it out!

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pat.navymom September 19, 2015 - 10:08 am

Nothing can equal the joy of watching a child grow and learn.

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Dina Demarest September 19, 2015 - 1:27 pm

what a fun app! Who knew someone would take peekaboo and make an app out of it. Fun!

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Jaime Nicole September 19, 2015 - 5:44 pm

While I am not usually a big fan of interactive apps for the toddler set, I really like the ability to share those moments with family and friends across distance. It looks like a really great feature of the app is the ability to do that sharing to the benefit of those who can’t be with the kids in person.

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Echo September 19, 2015 - 6:32 pm

They are making such cute apps now-a-days! Thank you for sharing this one. Hopefully, they will release on Android too!

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Michele September 20, 2015 - 2:29 am

Peek-a-boo–I don’t know a young child who doesn’t live playing peek-a-boo. It is one of the first games they learn I think! And now there is an app that can capture the joy they have playing this time honored game.

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Yona Williams September 20, 2015 - 7:54 am

Oh wow…whoever came up with this is brilliant. I can see this being something very special for kids with military parents.

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Stephanie September 20, 2015 - 8:31 am

Wow, there truly is an app for everything! My daughter would have loved that when she was little. Peek a Boo was her favorite game!

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Travel Blogger September 21, 2015 - 12:07 am

Ha this is so cute! My daughter would find this app hilarious and I love that it combines classic games with a new technological twist.

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Tiffany September 21, 2015 - 7:56 am

How neat! They’ve really got an app for everything! My daughter is 5, but she still giggles and just LOVES peek-a-boo!

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