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Play Peek-a-Boo with Art

Yuko Lau’s adorable artwork can be seen peeking out at you from the walls of many nurseries these days. Her artwork has become very popular and for good reason—it is so darn sweet. But did you know the story behind these peeking prints? Yuko was encouraged to play peek-a-boo with her eight-month-old adopted daughter as a way to increase eye contact (a common issue for adopted children). Yuko played peek-a-boo with her daughter constantly and was inspired to create these paintings.

Peek-a-Boo Lion by Yuko Lau

Peek-a-Boo IX, Lion

I love the idea of using artwork in the nursery that actively engages your child. Of course, all different kinds of artwork will draw your child’s eye, but there is something especially interactive about these playful prints. You can watch a video interview with Yuko Lau to hear more about her inspiration as an artist and a mother.

Peek-a-Boo Zebra by Yuko Lau

Peek-a-Boo XII, Zebra

Everyone knows how much babies love to play peek-a-boo. Why not let the game continue as your baby falls asleep gazing around her room? The Peek-a-Boo series is filled with a variety of different animals and even a few people as well. The colors are vibrant, and the clean, high-contrast design will catch your child’s eye.

Along with a wide variety of other children’s artwork, Yuko Lau’s prints are available for purchase at the new Art for Kids section of You’ll have so much fun browsing through all the artwork available for kids. Good luck making a final decision!

To ensure this product fit our readers’ needs,
Project Nursery received a sample for review.


Sunday 4th of December 2011

Oh, I didn't know about this eye contact issue among adopted children. I plan to adopt, and this FYI tidbit surely helps.

Zsa Zsa

Wednesday 30th of November 2011

Been seeing plenty of beautiful nursery wall art lately -- loving the modern designs! Lau's work is adorable -- who doesn't love cute animal prints? :)