stacking the large rectangular blocks on the cement near the door.
First he lined 3 blocks up horizontally, then he began stacking them
vertically. Jackson came over and asked, “What are you making?”
Copper said that he was making a dinosaur. He said that he was going
to find dinosaur bones when he grows up. Jackson then told him that
was called a paleontologist. Jackson put a red block on top of
Coopers dinosaur. Cooper said, “No, that’s where the head goes!”
Jackson said that he wanted to help. Cooper said, “No, you mess it
up.” Jackson put another block on top of the structure. Cooper
screamed and pushed Jackson. Jackson bumped into the structure and
it fell over. Jackson ran away. Cooper started rebuilding his
to be concentrating very hard while stacking his blocks. Maybe he
was trying to picture the dinosaur that he was attempting to build.
I was impressed that Jackson, who is only 4, knew what a
paleontologist was! The boys had very good communication. Cooper did
not seem to be angry when he told Jackson to back off. Both boys
used their words very well. Cooper did not get angry until Jackson
insisted on helping. Jackson was not upset that Cooper pushed him.
He just ran off to play in another area.
with each other the boys used social and communication skills.
Cooper was using object representation, gross and fine motor,
cognitive, and creativity as he built his ‘dinosaur’.