7. Today I went to the park. I watched 4 year old boy playing by himself in the sand with his big toy truck. Closest to him there was a girl about same age playing in sand with a bucket. The two of them were talking and making space for each other, then continued to play by themselves. This reminded me of Associative type of play, since the kids were playing together but they were focused on different goals.
8. Last week, I was babysitting my 4 year old nephew for a few hours. At snack time, I had 2 graham crackers that were the same size. I broke one of the crackers up into 2 pieces. My nephew said to me that he wanted the one broken into 2 pieces, even though the graham crackers are equal amounts. His choice reminded me of Piaget’s concept of conservation because he didn’t understand that the amount remains the same no matter the shape. 9. After snack time, my nephew brought an alphabet book and came to me. We sat on the couch. I started to quiz him on the alphabet by picking out the letters randomly. I asked him, “What is letter “G” stand for” he said, “for girl”, “how about letter “B’’”, he answered, “For a boy