P077

Peggy Study, Panel P077 Themes: A “Bouncy” Cushion, MRL & GPL Reading, Beanbags and Objects being Put-on Source: (Lawler); date: 7/15/1979 Title: Rubber Cushion; Reading; Pre-Counting Text commentary: The rubber cushion as a “new” kind of object/medium; all this reading is strange; why was it done? P77A Beanbags & Stools, 16mb P77B1 Standard Objects, 6.8mb …

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P076

Peggy Study, Panel P076 Themes: Objects & Pre-Counting, “Soccer”, Standard Objects Source: (Lawler); date: 7/10/1979 Title: Pre-Counting, Text commentary: Pre-Counting in ZPD; Precursor of later development. P76A1 Pre-Counting w/Bob, 18mb P76A2 Pre-Counting w/GPL, 24mb P76A3 Pre-Counting w/GPL, 37mb P76B “Soccer” w/Miriam, 6.1mb P76C1 Standard Objects, 24mb P76C2 Standard Objects, 31mb

P068

Peggy Study, Panel P068 Themes: Sibling Play, Reading w/GPL, Objects w/GPL Source: (Lawler); date: 5/13/1979 Title: More Time for Mom Text commentary: P68 shows more interaction with Mom. P68A Playing with Miriam, 27mb P68B1 Reading w/GPL, 38mb P68B2 Reading w/GPL, 26mb P68B3 Reading w/GPL, 10mb P68C1 Objects w/GPL, 17mb P68C2 Objects w/GPL, 27mb

P066

Peggy Study, Panel P066 Themes: Toys & Blocks, Sibling and Parent Interactions, Standard Objects Source: (Lawler); date: 4/30/1979 Title: ? Text commentary: These clips show Peggy’s interest driving activity; ZPD & self-construction P66A Doll, ToyDog, Blocks, 24mb P66B Blocks and Stool, 9.6mb P66C w/Sib & GPL, 22mb P66D1 Reading w/GPL, 21mb P66D2 Reading w/GPL, 29mb …

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P063

Peggy Study, Panel P063 Themes: Playing with Blocks and a Stool; Reading; Standard Object Activity Source: (Lawler); date: 4/8/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show ??; Why important ?? P63A Blocks Play with GPL, 14mb P63B1 Reading with GPL, 27mb P63B2 Reading with GPL, 20mb P63C1 Standard Objects, 19mb P63C2 Standard Objects, 22mb P63D1 Objects …

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P061

Peggy Study, Panel P061 Themes: Playing with Scurry (the dog), Reading with Mom, Standard Objects Source: (Lawler); date: 3/26/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show Scurry as companion;GPL and Bob supporting Peg’s explorations & sometimes instructing. P61A Playing with Scurry, 27mb P61B1 Reading w/GPL, 22mb P61B2 Seizing Letters, 10mb P61B3 Back to Reading, 24mb P61C1 …

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P059

Peggy Study, Panel P059 Themes: Putting-On Activities, Books with Bob, Standard Objects Source: (Lawler); date: 3/12/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show object oriented activities, primarily; also increasing verbal communication. P59A1 Blocks & Tables, 22mb P59A2 Blocks & Tables, 23mb P59A3 Blocks & Tables, 9mb P59B1 Her Books with Bob, 21mb P59B2 Her Books with …

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P058

Peggy Study, Panel P058 Themes: Playing with Scurry & Miriam, Reading with GPL, Standard Objects with GPL and with Bob Source: (Lawler); date:3/6/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show her playmates and document ongoing development; Why important ?? P58A Playing With Scurry (the dog), 24mb P58B Talking with Bob, 27mb P58C Reading, with GPL, 20mb …

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P057

Peggy Study, Panel P057 Themes: Interactions with Mom, Playing with Objects, Weapon/Tool Use Source: (Lawler); date: 2/27/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show Object Concept and Language Development in social context; central focus of study P57A1 GPL Feeding Peggy, 13mb P57A2 Alone in her High Chair, 8mb P57A3 GPL returns, 18mb P57B Reading w/GPL, 25mb …

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P056

Peggy Study, Panel P056 Themes: Naming objects and people in pictures, Object Knoweldge, Language use Source: (Lawler); date: 2/20/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips focus on object knowledge development and language; Why important ?? P56A Naming, Pictures with GPL, 25mb P56B Blocks with GPL, 23mb P56C1 Blocks with Bob, 12mb P56C2 Blocks with Bob, 25mb …

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P054

Peggy Study, Panel P054 Themes: Pictures, Giving Letters, Standard Objects Source: (Lawler); date: 2/5/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show reaction to pictures, use of letters and play with objects; this session half usual length. P54A Picture Gallery, 17mb P54B1 Talk & Pictures, 20mb P54B2 Giving Letters, 17mb P54C Standard Objects, 23mb

P051

Peggy Study, Panel P051 Themes: Reading Interactions, Everyday Activities, Object Development Source: (Lawler); date: 1/15/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show developmental state approaching one year; with many examples of vocal, pre-verbal communication P51A1 Reading w/GPL, 33mb P51A2 Reading w/Miriam, 18mb P51A3 Reading w/Robby, 10mb P51B Putting-in a Cup Lid, HC, 24mb P51C Over the …

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P048

Peggy Study, Panel P048 Themes: New Toys, Object Exploration, Books as Objects Source: (Lawler); date: 12/25/1978 Title: Text commentary: These clips show Peggy largely on her own, interacting with new things. P48A1 Christmas Toys, 26mb P48A2 Christmas Toys, 19mb P48A3 Christmas Toys, 10mb P48B with Toy Dog, 11mb P48C Book, then back to Toys, 11mb …

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P047

Peggy Study, Panel P047 Themes: Communication, Object Exploration, Physical Development (walking with an aid) Source: (Lawler); date: 12/17/1978 Title: Text commentary: These clips focus on communication and object exploration P47A Requesting things, 8mb P47B1 Naming, with GPL, 19mb P47B2 Naming, with GPL, 21mb P47C Everyday Objects, 25mb P47D1 Standard Objects, 7mb P47D2 Response to “No!”, …

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P078

Infant Peggy Study, Panel P078 Themes: Objects & Interactions, Communication, Sibling Interactions Source: (Lawler); date: 7/23/79 Title Peggy at a Year and a Half Text commentary: what this video shows; why it is important P78A Balls & Cylinders, 25mb P78B Reading, with Bob, 31mb P78C Wooden Nickels, with Miriam, 39mb P78D Standard Objects, 49mb

P064

Peggy Study, Panel P064 Themes: Playing with Pet, Toys, and Siblings, Object Insertion, Language Development Source: (Lawler); date: 4/15/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show Sibling Instruction and play; neither can be neglected. P64A Pre-drawing, 21mb P64B Playing with Scurry, 10mb P64C1 Toys with Miriam, 12mb P64C2 Toys with Rob, 16mb P64C3 Playing with Rob, …

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P065

Peggy Study, Panel P065 Themes: Making Marks on Paper, Reading to Peggy, Physical Objects Source: (Lawler); date: 4/23/79 Title Peggy Starts Quarter 6 Text commentary: These clips show Peggy’s interest in bouncing and rolling objects; books are objects around which social interactions take place; artifacts for enculturation. P65A Markings on Paper, 25mb P65B1 Books with …

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P053

Infant Peggy Study, Panel P053 Themes: “Reading to Peggy”, Aided Walking, Object Play Source: (Lawler); date: 1/29/1979 Title Peggy at One Year Text commentary: These clips show physical development, and engagement with family and with symbol systems P53A with GPL reading, 32mb P53B1 New Blocks, 8.4mb P53B2 Aided Walking 12.4mb P53C1 Standing & Magnetic Letters, …

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P050

Peggy Study, Panel P50 Themes: Pointing and Talking, Object Knowledge, Book related behavior Source: (Lawler); date: 1/8/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show ??; Why important ?? P50A In the High Chair, 29mb P50B Pointing & Talking, 22mb P50C1 Blocks and Boxes, 10mb P50C2 Peggy in the TV, 6mb P50D1 Standard Objects, 16mb P50D2 Standard …

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P049

Peggy Study, Panel P49 Themes: Communication & Pointing, Object Exploration, Family Interactions Source: (Lawler); date: 1/1/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show ??; Why important ?? P49A1 Body Parts w/GPL, 8mb P49A2 Pointing w/GPL, 11mb P49A3 Body Parts w/GPL, 4mb P49B1 Pointing with Miriam, 10mb P49B2 Enter Scurry (the dog), 10mb P49C In the Walker,with …

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P030

Peggy Study, Video P030 Themes: Object Knowledge, pre-Language Communication Source: (Lawler); date: 8/20/1978 Title: Text commentary: This panel is an attempt to use directly for this archive material edited earlier. The quality of the clips may be inadequate. This failing will be remedied eventually by returning to earlier sources and reproducing this clips with better …

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3V1779.1

3V1779.01 Summary from the Week (12/5/82) Tuesday, with both Miriam and Peggy complaining of their schools, it struck me both would be happier at the Thomas Jefferson School AND if both went it would be possible for Peggy (as well as a novel opportunity for Miriam). After a call to Jean Jacques Greif (and William …

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3V1772.2

3V1772.02 The result of isolation (11/29/82) text not available.

3V1625.1

3V1625.01 The Last Gasp…when leaving for Paris: 7/5/82

3V1414.1

3V1414.01 Review of collapse of the Peggy study’s naturalistic observation (12/6/81) Our study of Peggy fell apart in August. Gretchen was overwhelmed by caring for the new baby and her other obligations. I prepared lectures for NYAS and San Diego, then took Robby with me on a three week tour. After my return, we have …

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3V1364.1

3V1364.01 The Effect of my New York Job (10/17/81) While we had not yet located a place for our Logo Center, I was reluctant for Peggy to travel into New York. There has been no place for me at the NYAS (no desk, not even a chair to sit on) and I only go there …

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3V1267.1

3V1267.01 Computer-based cuisenaire rods (7/12/81) Peggy enjoyed playing with the Cuisenaire rods during out experiment P181. Either in that one or the next P182, Peggy first accomplished a set of “stairs.” After the end of the experiment, she continued playing with rods and I heard her mention (at a point where she omitted the 3-length …

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3V1264.1

3V1264.01 TI Speech Editor (7/9/81) This limited function module appears to do no more that recite letter names. That, however, is now very interesting to Peggy. After watching Miriam and me play with it for a while, she asked to take over. It appears that any combination of letters not separated by a space or …

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3V1247.2

3V1247.02 Past tense and conditionals (6/22/81) For the past month or so, Peggy has been forming past tenses in the typical non-standard way — ie. RUN, RUNNED. (I will have to see if I can get her to discuss this in the next session, P181 now) — to get at the question raised by Seigler …

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3V1247.1

3V1247.01 Computer as Word-tester (6/22/81) Peggy sorts through the cards of the BEACH WORLD – She read the card WORLD with a questioning tone in her voice, then adding “I’ll try it and see,” executed it with considerable satisfaction. Later, after creating some objects, she sorted through the cards and picked out DOWN. She acted …

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3V1246.1

3V1246.01 Edit Shape 16: Miriam makes a pony shape for Peggy (6/21/81) Miriam made a PONY shape and procedure for Peggy’s BEACH WORLD. After I saved these on a tape and Miriam went away, Peggy took over her computer again, In the interim, somehow the shape had been cleared (perhaps a crash). At any rate, …

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3V1239.1

3V1239.01 Discovering “Turn” (6/14/81) After what seemed initially an unproductive session (P177), Peggy discovered the word TURN. Looking through the RED lettered cards (probably for some other word) she selected and keyed it. The TRUCK (or VAN) which was the current objects reversed as directed and Peggy exclaimed, “It turned !” This does not argue …

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3V1238.2

3V1238.02 Recalling a Word (6/13/81) Peggy just spelled ZOOM from memory. Two girl shapes were ZOOMing too close together. The FAST card sat nearby so I instructed Peggy to key it. With some trouble, she keyed that familiar word of unknown spelling, copying letter by letter. Disappointed that the current girl was going slow (fast …

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3V1238.1

3V1238.01 Debugging Spellings (6/13/81) Peggy copies the cards letter by letter, but sometimes she copies wrong. For example, after we returned from the hospital with Kate and Gretchen, and I loaded procedures, Peggy executed WORLD, SUN, UP (many times) then PAINT GREEN; she then tried “VAN”, a familiar shape but a less familiar word; because …

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3V1234.3

3V1234.03 Reading: one word at a time (6/9/81) Peggy played with the computer — off and on — during most of the day. Mostly she was “on.” (She even left the supper table to play with her “world”) although she took a break now and again to have a snack or to join Robby and …

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3V1234.2

3V1234.02 Peggy’s Reception of Card-words (6/9/81) After setting up the world subsystem with last minute perfections, I went off to the dentist, leaving four sets of cards stacked separately near the computer with the WORLD word leaning against the front of it. I left with the WORLD display set up, with a HOUSE in place …

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3V1234.1

3V1234.01 A New Way of Presenting Words (6/9/81) Peggy’s biggest problem in typing words [from a list] was recognizing which word she was copying to the keyboard. I began telling her to look at the first letter of the word and to remember what it was, emphasizing it that way and by identifying it by …

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3V1233.1

3V1233.01 Peggy’s first Word World: a summary description (6/8/81) Objects: SUN (base color) (via UPx N) (help with WALK/SLOWERx2) GIRL (base color) (Via DOWN x N=4 (started at road) CAR (help with GREEN) (help with MOVE) (via DOWN x 5) (help with WALK/ FAST) DOG (base color) (help with MOVE) (via DOWN x 1) HOUSE …

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3V1218.1

3V1218.01 Spelling a second word: “loadshapes” after “load” (5/24/81) My cassette files are set up with procedures stored before shapes. The first are accessed by ‘LOAD’ and the second by ‘LOADSHAPES.’ Since Peggy had insisted on typing LOAD wherever possible, I have HAD to instruct her to discriminate between the two words so that her …

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3V1217.2

3V1217.02 Spelling “load” and being grown-up; contrast toilet training (5/23/81) Peggy sat alone at the computer. The rest of us were out in the dining room, eating lunch. She called with notable excitement, “Daddy, come see. I’ve spelled ‘LOAD.’ Come see it, Daddy.” Because of her excitement, I left the table, witnessed her achievement (it …

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3V1212.1

3V121201 Writing words: in order to load programs (very impt.) (5/18/81) Peggy has spontaneously begun to “write” (ie type) words in order to control the loading of programs. While waiting for Gretchen to make available the DRAW program, Peggy typed “LO” (Did she ask if that was right ? Did she ask what next ?) …

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3V1191.1

3V1191.01 Nightmare: looking for Miriam (4/27/81) Peggy woke up around midnight, sobbing loudly and crying for her sister. I tried comforting her a while. She responded, more or less to our questions, but was still asleep. Gretchen sat with her longer, than I did. The next day, I asked Peggy what was wrong the night …

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3V1188.2

3V1188.02 You can spell everything, not merely “French” (4/24/81) Peggy is apparently coming to realize that all words can be spelled (not merely “French”). The cause of this conjecture I can’t document, but she sat in my lap this afternoon and asked me to spell word after word…. words with no apparent connection, ending up …

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3V1186.1

3V1186.01 Learning by observation during Story hour (4/22/81) Today was the last in a series of story hours for Three Year Olds given weekly at the local library. The Childrens’ Librarian would take a group of children (maybe 10 to 12) into a meeting room where they might sing a little song or play a …

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3V1185.1

3V1185.01 Computer at home: TI-99 (4/21/81) I finally brought home a TI-99 from the Logo lab. The machine’s storage extension is very flakey and the tape recorder would not work well for the first week or so. Consequently it was hard to program little systems for Peggy. We began using the computer in experiments with …

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3V1184.1

3V1184.01 Blocks microworld: Moving Blocks (4/20/81) Peggy has experienced a number of insights in her developing control of the little blocks microworld. The record of her discovery of “BK” is in P169. This is a significant and meaningful operation for her when the block has a forward velocity. In the case “BK” interrupts the velocity …

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3V1181.2

3V1181.02 Anything can represent anything: Forks and Bottlecaps (4/17/81) Anything can represent anything. Sitting in the chair beside [me] at the end of supper this evening, Peggy began playing with a dinner fork and a cake fork (the smaller of the two). They became me and her, going for a ride in the car. The …

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3V1181.1

3V1181.01 Blocks microworld: “Clever little blocks” (4/17/81) Peggy was introduced to computers with P168 and P169. We talked a little today about what she was doing with the computer upstairs. She replied that she was “making the blocks walk.” I asked if she was able to make the blocks turn yet. She replied, “No, they …

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3V1171.3

3V1171.03 Counting in French: “Quatorze” (+ dog) (4/7/81) Peggy counts in French, which to her is “spelling”, i.e. reciting a list of non-sense sounds as an amplification or explication of something about a meaningful (?) work[d?]. Beginning with “/cat//twank/”, Peggy has picked up “/cat//torze/” (single word, no caesura) from Miriam’s recitations — partly offered as …

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3V1171.1

3V1171.01 Letter names versus Meanings: now even “the mommy letter” is blind coded.(4/7/81) In the last experiment, P167, Peggy made a distinction I have observed otherwheres since. When asked the name of any letter, she would reply “D”, no matter what the letter was, no matter what meaning it had for her. For example, she …

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