Explore beautiful forest scenes looking for signs of life. If you see something moving, tap on it to find out who it is! This fun, interactive, and educational game includes Charley Harper’s distinctive drawing style and was inspired by his love of nature and symmetry. With this Mac App version, the beloved Peekaboo series of iPhone and iPad apps—featured by everyone from The New York Times to Fox News—comes to your computer too. Play it in English or Spanish!

Touch the vividly illustrated forest scenes to see charming animations, learn the names of animals, and hear the real sounds these creatures make in the wild. Younger children will love playing peekaboo with animals, as they learn about cause and effect and familiarize themselves with the names and sounds of animals. Older children can try to guess the animals by clues, work on spelling, and can start to learn about the seasons and the interconnected web of life that is a living forest. Adults will love the graphic, mid-century-modern illustrations by Charley Harper, with interludes from the changing seasons.

This is not a videogame or a TV show; it’s an interactive storybook with exceptionally fine art. When you could really use a safe distraction—in airports, restaurants, and waiting rooms—or you’d like to try something new with your budding little genius, Peekaboo Forest is a great alternative to other media options. It’s educational, ad-free, and affordable.

Peekaboo Forest was designed with preschool age children in mind by the award-winning team of educational media developers at Night & Day Studios. We will be releasing other educational and Charley Harper apps in the near future: please email to be added to our mailing list. If you have any problems with the app, please email us at and we’ll respond with speedy solutions. Visit us on Facebook ( or Twitter (@nightdaystudios) to find out about our newest releases.
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If you like Peekaboo Forest, put it in your pocket or on your iPad—just look in the App Store. While you’re there, check out Peekaboo Wild—the second in the series—and the one that started it all, Peekaboo Barn. We’ve also got another great game for preschoolers, the #1 educational game My Very First App, with artwork by Eric Carle, the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

It has been a thrill to work with the Charley Harper Art Studio for this new twist on the Peekaboo series. The graphics, sound effects, and narration are all presented at the highest quality. Let us know what you think!

Ratings and Reviews

3 out of 5

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9 Ratings

Fairly Good


As a graphic designer who loves the work of Charley Harper this was a very nice visual treat however I did find it rather brief even for a child´s amusement. Additionally I wish they had used a more neutral accent for the spanish audio (is that a puerto rican accent?) and I hope in the future a menu option that allows the user to choose the Season will be added instead of having to go through the whole thing again every time...

On a nutshell needs some fine tuning but for the price is a good buy :)

Nice visuals; mediocre implementation


This is a very pretty game to look at, but it's not a well-executed application. Even in full-screen mode, the program shows up in a small window that's only about half of my available screen (13" MacBook Air). There's not much in the way of replay value, either. This is an adequate value for a $1.99 purchase, and I'm sure my 4-year-old will like to play it a few times, but this could have been done a lot better.

Is that it?


This app takes less than three minutes to complete with a 4 year old. Although the artwork is rather nice, the quick run through 4 seasons leaves a lot to be desired.


Night & Day Studios, Inc.
29.6 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011 Night & Day Studios, Inc.


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