Who will find the cat? Where will he hide each time? This is an interactive book that provides an opportunity for shared reading with our child. It is also interactive as it invites us to search for the cat every time, and to play with our child, sometimes by participating in the search and sometimes by competing over who will find the cat first.
Participation between parents and children during play contributes to building a close, reciprocal, and interactive relationship. When the child sees that their parents share their experiences, feelings and thoughts with them, they learn how to participate, and this provides the opportunity for the child to share their experiences and feelings as well.
Another theme that the book highlights is the questions that may come to our children's minds: Will my parents find me if I hide like a cat? Am I that important for them to look for me and find me? Am I lovable enough not to disappear? Is it possible for my parents not to love me in some situation?
Several existential questions worry children in the kindergarten stage. These concerns are related to the extent of their parents' love for them in addition to the evolutionary fear of abandonment; It is a natural and expected fear at this age, and some children may be more fearful than others. Those children who deal with this fear, which is often subconscious, are more sensitive to “hiding and disappearing.”
That is why children need to hear that they are loved from their parents, and we, as parents, should repeatedly assure them as such: "I love you. It doesn't matter where you hide. Dad and Mom will always find you! They will kiss you and hug you!"