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3V0327.01 Imitation game, Gretchen and Peggy. (12/15/78)

IMITATION GAME — Several days ago Peggy and I were playing a familiar game as she sat in her high chair. Peggy would beat on the tray with the flat of her palm somewhere between two and seven times, then wait for me to repeat what she had done. She varied the number of whacks each time. Finally, she turned her head sideways, palm vertical and thumb down, and gently beat a few times on the tray with the tip of her thumb. Then she looked expectantly at me, and laughed with delight when I imitated her action.

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3V0327.02 Helen Keller as archetype (12/15/78)

Helen Keller situation as extreme exemplar of every infant’s plight.

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3V0327.03 Trapped fingers bug manifest again (12/15/78)

BLOCK BOX TRAP — Playing on the bedroom floor just now, Peggy got two fingers trapped in the [block] box. She could not get them free because she was leaning on the lid with the other hand. This has happened to her a number of times over the weeks the box has been available. She still does not seem to understand the problem.