Through out the world young children love playing ‘hide & seek’ . I always wonder how & why kids get excited,when they escape the glance of their parents or friends.
May be the kid wants to explore the world independently,may be for the thrill of being alone,may be for the satisfaction that able, to fool around the friends.
It is an adult version of ‘Peek-a-boo’
The philosophy,what I think is,hiding is a kind of tension where the child is wondering whether he may be found at all and then once he is found by parents or friends…then it results in excitement and thus the combination of tension and excitement bring in thrill and feeling of achievement by both the players.
Wish I get back my childhood !!