Peekaboo (also spelled peek-a-boo) is a form of play primarily played with an infant. To play, one player hides their face, pops back into the view of the other, and says Peekaboo!, sometimes followed by I see you! There are many variations: for example, where trees are involved, “Hiding behind that tree!” is sometimes added. Another variation involves saying “Where’s the baby?” while the face is covered and “There’s the baby!” when uncovering the face.
“Peak A Boo” XC Challenge was a bicycling event on 26-27 April 2008, hosted by Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park in cooperation with the Hillanders Fun Cycling Community. The event was officially opened by the Head of KONI Bali, I Gusti Bagus Alit Putra.
Peekaboo is thought by developmental psychologists to demonstrate an infant’s inability to understand object permanence. Object permanence is an important stage of cognitive development for infants. In early sensorimotor stages, the infant is completely unable to comprehend object permanence.
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The event featured the first national Urban Downhill champhionship and a cross-country cycling through the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park area. More than 300 people from all over Indonesia (Bali, Jawa, Kalimantan, Sulawesi) and from other countries join this action-packed competition. They followed a route through the exotic venues of GWK such as Plaza Wisnu, Plaza Kura-Kura, Lotus Pond, Festival Park, and Tirta Agung.
The event also provide a charity program by giving out free medical care for local residents. Psychologist Jean Piaget conducted experiments with infants which led him to conclude that this awareness was typically achieved at eight to nine months of age. Infants before this age are too young to understand object permanence. A lack of object permanence can lead to A-not-B errors, where children reach for a thing at a place where it should not be.