Knock knock

Play hide-and-seek with your child's toys and see if she can guess who's there.

Learning Stages

By Candace Lindemann
Children's Author & Education Consultant

Candace Lindemann is a published children’s writer and educational consultant. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. You can also find Candace blogging at While Candace’s degrees prepared her for a career in education, she’s found that the best preparation for parenting is on-the-job training.

Hide Scout, Violet or one of your child's other favorite toy friends in a drawer or cabinet. Help your child to knock and say, "knock, knock." Then, open the drawer or cabinet to see who is inside. You can also tape pictures on the outside or give your older toddler clues to guess who is waiting inside.