Kids are natural masters of the imagination, so it's probably no surprise that they think of such inventive places to hide as the foot of their cot, a see-through toy box, under a towel or – behind the toilet? We all have fond memories of playing hide and seek when we were little, but were we really this bad at it...?
Lesson 1: Start with the basics
Immerse yourself in the game.
Lesson 2: Think of comfort first and foremost
They might not find you for hours, so make 'comfy' your top priority.
Lesson 3: Consider small spaces
Just remember your size.
Lesson 4: Think like kitchen utensils
Cupboards are your friend.
Lesson 5: Go beyond their expectations
Wear your disguise.
Lesson 6: Think outside the box
There’s nothing constraining you, only the limits you put on yourself.
Lesson 7: Look to fairytales
I am the monster hiding under your bed!
Lesson 8: Transform into an animal
Imagination is your only limit.
Lesson 9: Make use of shadows.
Remember: Sun = enemy. Shadows = friend?
Lesson 10: Be at one with the furniture.
It's a hard old slog, but someone's gotta do it.
Lesson 11: Get some help
Because no-one can build a mountain (of books) on their own.
Lesson 12: Think like a superhero
And test your limits.
Lesson 13: Finally, take a well deserved nap.
You know you’ve earned it.
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