Clip Notes focused on Peggy playing with toys, legos, talking.


Clip Notes focused on Peggy playing with toys, making up story-bits, telephone.


Clip Notes focused on Peggy playing with the Grandma Puzzle.


Clip Notes focused on Peggy playing with her toys.


Clip Notes focused on Peggy solving the Ring Tower Puzzle.


Clip Notes focused on Peggy’s progressive mastery of orderly inclusions of nesting cups. Possible influence of Ring Tower experience on this one.


Clip Notes focused on Peggy exhibiting mastery of orderly inclusions of nesting boxes; nesting cups also.


Peggy Study, Panel P150 Themes: Language Development, Object Exploration, Social Interactions Source: (Lawler); date: 12/6/1980 Title: Text commentary: These clips appear to show Peggy distinguishing between objects and symbols and “good toys,” her Fisher-Price people, to whom she can attribute intentions and about whom she can weave action sequences and possibly stories, eventually. P150A Intro: …

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Peggy Study, Panel P156 Themes: Language Development, Object Exploration, Social Interaction Source: (Lawler); date: 1/19/1981 Title: Text commentary: These clips show ??; Why important ?? P156A Intro: talk, 2mb P156B Reading, with GPL, 15mb P156C1 Standard Objects, 20mb P156C2 Standard Objects, 19mb P156D1 Cuisenaire Rods, 14mb P156D2 Cuisenaire Rods, 16mb P156E Shape Families, 20mb P156F …

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Peggy Study, Panel P155 Themes: Language Development, Object Exploration, Social Interactions Source: (Lawler); date: 1/12/1981 Title: Text commentary: These clips show ??; Why important ?? P155A Rejecting Bob’s Plan, 4mb P155B Balloon Play, 19mb P155C Counting Sticks, 7mb P155D Shapes Families, 14mb P155E Hanoi Towers Puzzle, 18mb P155F1 Building Blocks, 24mb P155F2 Building Blocks, 23mb …

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Peggy Study, Panel P154 Themes: Language Development, Object Exploration, Social Interaction Source: (Lawler); date: 1/5/1981 Title: Text commentary: These clips show extension of objects to social objects (a clock) and puzzles, as well as to quantity related objects P154A1 Paper Clock, 5mb P154A2 Pythagorean, 14mb P154B1 Cuisenaire Rods, 22mb P154B2 Cuisenaire Rods, 22mb P154C Discrete …

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Peggy Study, Panel P153 Themes: Language Development, Object Exploration, Social Interaction Source: (Lawler); date: 12/29/1980 Title: Text commentary: These clips show ??; Why important ?? P153A Paper Clock, 10mb P153B Reading Peter Rabbit, 15mb P153C1 “Marbles,” (discrete substance), 16mb P153C2 “Marbles,” (discrete substance), 17mb P153D Colored Blocks, 28mb P153E1 Standard Objects, 19mb P153E2 Standard Objects, …

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Peggy Study, Panel P152 Themes: Language Development, Object Exploration, Social Interaction Source: (Lawler); date: 12/22/1980 Title: Text commentary: These clips show ??; Why important ?? P152A1 Animals and Coins, 17mb P152A2 Animals and Coins, 26mb P152B Letters Desk, 23mb P152C Colored Blocks etc., 16mb P152D1 “Marbles” (discrete substance), 22mb P152D2 “Marbles” (discrete substance), 20mb P152E …

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Peggy Study, Panel P151 Themes: Hanoi Tower Puzzle, Letter and Number Shapes, Discrete Quantity Source: (Lawler); date: 12/15/1980 Title: Text commentary: These clips show problem solving, symbol recognition, logic; Peg also sings “The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night” at the end of Clip B2 P151A Hanoi Tower Puzzle, 22mb P151B1 Letter Desk, 23mb …

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Peggy Study, Panel P149 Themes: Object Exploration, Reading, Letters Source: (Lawler); date: 11/30/1980 Title: Text commentary: These clips show Bob reading & singing Peggy’s favorite book; significant skill in nesting-cup insertion;alphabet song. P149A 1-1 Correspondence, 20mb P149B1 Reading Town-O, 16mb P149B2 Reading Town-O, 22mb P149C1 Standard Objects, 21mb P149C2 Standard Objects, 18mb P149D Letter Desk, …

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Peggy Study, Panel P148 Themes: Language Development, Object Exploration, Social Interaction Source: (Lawler); date: 11/23/1980 Title: Text commentary: These clips show ??; Why important ?? P148A Intro: Talk, 4mb P148B1 Reading, with GPL, 22mb P148B2 Reading, with GPL, 19mb P148C1 Colored Blocks, 20mb P148C2 Colored Blocks, 22mb P148D Uniform Blocks, 14mb P148E1 Letters Desk, 18mb …

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Peggy Study, Panel P147 Themes: Language Development, Object Exploration, Social Interactions Source: (Lawler); date: 11/17/1980 Title: Text commentary: These clips comprise a shortened experiment (20 minutes); recording speed slow down reduces voice pitch again. P147A1 Puzzle Box, 22mb P147A2 Puzzle Box, 24mb P147A3 Puzzle Box, 21mb P147B Counting Hats, 6mb P147C1 Reading, 15mb P147C2 Reading, …

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Peggy Study, Panel P145 Themes: Language Development, Object Exploration, Social Interaction Source: (Lawler); date: 11/2/1980 Title: Text commentary: These clips are flaky (especially panes C and D1), with many dropped frames; it is still possible to follow the action and dialogue, but it is not easy to watch. Towards the end of the video, recording …

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P157, Peggy at 3 years (video): standard objects, discrete quantity; cuisenaire rods; reading words; colored blocks; figure puzzle.


P146, Peggy at 33 months+ (video): Toys, Legos, talk; stories, phone; grandma puzzle; play Peggy’s toys; ring tower; nesting cups; nesting boxes.


3V1096.01 Time sensitivity: When vs. Before (1/22/81) Miriam and I got back from Boston around 9 pm. We emptied the car, got off our coats, and all that. I talked with Peggy a while and she told me of her activities earlier in the day. I can’t recall the specific activity, but at one point …

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3V1093.02 Analogy question: [do you ever peel oranges like apples ?] (1/20/81) Peggy spontaneously asked me “Do you ever peel oranges with a peeler, like apples?” When I understood, I replied, “No.” She continued, “You cut them open with knifses?”


3V1093.01 Games: (with doll) this little pig went to market (1/19/81) Peggy was holding a doll (the bath one) and I became aware that she was feeling the toes, in order, and playing “This little pig went to market.” Gretchen


3V1091.01 Breaking up an idiomatic expression: [By Beatrix Potter] (1/17/81) Peggy brought “Peter Rabbit” and “The Flopsy bunnies” to my lap. As I have read them to her in the past, I have moved my finger along the title. Earlier (1/26/80) Peggy recognized “by” in two books as being “the same.” Here when I finished …

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3V1089.03 A trick on Robby (1/15/81) Peggy was sitting in the big chair with Bob when Robby walked in and sat down on the other chair. Peggy suddenly said to him (for no known reason) “I throwed up on the furniture.” Robby looked startled and prepared to leap up, before he realized it was a …

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3V1089.02 Thursday question about experiment on Sunday (1/15/81) When we do the experiment [Sunday] will we play with blocks?” Gretchen


3V1089.01 Explanation by wrong causal inference. [Cold hands. Because the wood is cold.] (1/15/81) Peggy sat before the stove while I loaded some logs in. My hands were cold (perhaps I had recently been outside). The logs were from the living room, and warm. What is striking here is Peggy’s assumption that a causal inference …

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3V108702 Can I read that after you ?” (1/13/81) Miriam was reading a Lucky Luke that Peggy wanted. Peggy asked, “Can I read that after you?” Apropos of something, Peggy remarked, “Robby’s going to come home and be mad. He will take it away and put it back.” Gretchen


3V1087.01 Trip to North Guilford Nursery School (1/13/81) Peggy, Miriam and I drove up to the North Guilford Nursery School to register Peggy for the fall. They have no space for her now. We stood in the hall a few moments waiting for Libby Hollingsworth. Peggy decided to take off her coat and boots. We …

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3V1085.02 Context and two more sentences: [(Negotiating for a cookie. Hiccup). Can I have some ? Hiccups make me hungry.] (1/11/81) Peggy, wanting chocolate chips, asked Robby for some. He refused. She hiccuped then and asked again, “Can I have some ? Hiccups make me hungry.” What does one make of this ? Cause ? …

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3V1084.01 Counting Irregularities (1/10/81) Peggy “counts,” ie. recites the number names in a quasi-standard fashion. (omitting “seven” more often than including it.) Although she has put objects in one to one correspondence, she has not done so successfully in the standard sense. She counted on her fingers today showing no non-standard variations. First she counted …

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3V1077.01 Two Related Sentences (1/3/81) Peggy has proved her good control of her toilet use. She has been happy to empty her potty into the toilet. When she defecates, she is able and happy to wipe herself but she does NOT like to empty the shit into the toilet. Today she said, “I don’t want …

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3V1076.02 Counting Popsicle Sticks: pauses/errors in sequences (1/2/81) Peggy had some in one hand and started transferring them to the other and counted them: “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (dropped some).” Picking up the sticks, Peg counted again, “1, 2, 3, , 5, 6, 8…” and then recounted again and again.


3V1076.01 Puzzles at the Library (1/2/81) Peggy joined me at the library. After my books were found, we waited for Gretchen in the Children’s section. I read, keeping my eye on Peggy. She climbed up on the large, raised pedestal and walked around the Christmas tree. She came to some puzzles especially made for children …

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3V1074.01 Counting: for hide and seek (12/31/80) Peggy was playing hide and seek with Robby. He was “it” and after finding her [she didn’t really hide, but stood in another room ready to laugh when he appeared] told her to go into the end of the kitchen (by the basement) and hide her face while …

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3V1073.01 Preposition discrimination: “OUT” and “OF” (12/30/80) Peggy came to Boston with Miriam and me. Overnight, she slept on a sleeping bag, surrounded by her crib bumper — and with her own pillow and afghans for covers. Awakening as Miriam did, she stood up and said “I have to get OUT of my bed. Mimi …

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3V1072.01 Trying to wake up Robby. (12/29/80) Everyone got up early to get Bob, Peggy, and Miriam off to Boston. Robby was still in bed, so Peg went in and called to him “Wake up Robby. time to get up.” Then she came out to the sitting room and said to me, “I woke him …

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3V1071.07 Confronting the illogical: “I’m not here.” (12/28/80) This evening, I retreated upstairs to write while Gretchen read a large collection of library books to Peggy. Later, Peggy called to me “Dad…Are you up there ?” I replied “No. I’m not here.” I heard Peggy go into the living room to look for me there …

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3V1071.06 Reading words (a few days ago): instruction in 1-1 correspondence (12/28/80) A few days ago, Peggy wanted me to read “Babar Saves the Day.” We sat down and looked at the cover. Peggy sort of waved her hand around and said, “Babar Saves the Day.” I repeated the title to each word as I …

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3V1071.05 Holophrastic verbs; also pretending to sleep (12/28/80) (See also under 12/1, 11/20; 11/22; and 12/9; 12/6) Down watching TV on 12/23, Peggy on Bob’s lap. “Snuggle.” Other times, lying down and closing her eyes, “Sleep.” Gretchen


3V1071.04 Diminutives: bookie, cribbie, handie (12/28/80) Bookie (above) Cribie (“I don’t want to go into my cribie.”) Handie Lately, Peggy has been using a diminutive in what seems like every sentence. Gretchen


3V1071.03 Sentences in juxtapositions with implications: [I won’t be hungry any more. The raisens box.] (12/28/80) As I closed the book, Peggy pointed to a white label on the cover. “On the bookie, Mommy.” [I asked,] “Did you put that on there?” [she replied,] “I licked it and I stuck it on it.” As I …

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3V1071.02 Self-reference: [I’m feeding me. I won’t be any hungry more.] (12/28/80) Peggy picked up a box of raisins and remarked. “I’m feeding me. II won’t be hungry more.” Gretchen


3V1071.01 Correcting me: example of reasonably mature speech (12/28/80) Peggy sits in the foyer by the stove, talking, reading to herself. When a pause came on her speech, I asked, “Where’s my toddler ?” She corrected me, “I didn’t say toddler,” I said “What’s going on there?” I consider this an example of reasonably mature …

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3V1070.01 Counting: scrambled eggs super ? (12/27/80) Reading “Scrambled Eggs Super (Dr. Seuss) one page has a line of birds winding back into the distance over a mountain. Peggy spontaneously started counting, at the beginning of the line, ” 1…2…3…4…5…6…[here the line turned and became less detailed]… many birds.” Gretchen


3V1069.03 Her first orthographic word: “by” (very impt) (12/26/80) Especially as we read the titles of Peggy’s many books, Peggy imitates my pointing to words and saying words. After I read “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” she pointed more or less randomly: “The” (for the tale of); “Tale” (for Peter); “of” (Rabbit) “Peter” (by) (Rabbit” …

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3V1069.02 Counting and one-to-one correspondence (12/26/80) Having bought her two of Beatrix Potter’s books for Christmas, I have read them over and over to Peggy. At one point in the story of Peter Rabbit, old Mrs. Rabbit goes to the bakers and buys ‘five current buns.” I decided to see how Peggy would follow or …

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3V1069.01 Planning a trip: to B-A-S-T-G-A-K (12/26/80) Peggy wants very much to go along whenever I go to Boston. She loves to travel anywhere beyond the house , and argues she should go and the older children stay home because “Some kids are too little to be left alone.” I hate to let her overhear …

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3V1067.01 I wonder I’m hungry”: idioms and structure (12/24/80) In chanting recitations very like “I thought I saw a pussy cat,” Peggy has repeated the phrase above, most as noted but with a few variations, e.g., “I wonder I’m sleepy.” This utterance is noteworthy because it is one with the surface structure of a grammatical …

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3V1066.01 Reading letters: new development (12/23/80) Peggy often gives evidence of not distinguishing words from letters. (See especially her play with letters in the past videotaped sessions). Consequently, it was quite surprising today to hear Peggy saying letter names as she poked around in Scurry’s food bag. My best appreciation was that she pointed at …

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