Overcoming Obstacles

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In this videative, you will see Jack, age two, attempting to ride a small car down a slotted ramp. To begin his ride, he has to "park" the car at the top. At the top of the ramp there is a well that holds the back wheels secure, preventing the car from rolling down the ramp without its rider. Jack knows how to ride the car down the ramp and how to push it back to the top, as you will see. But today a large green object in the well obstructs the seating of the wheels. Watch how Jack deals with the problem. Also notice the sympathy he receives from a friend who falls to the ground on purpose when Jack's frustration causes him to accidentally trip. This videative, while at first somewhat difficult to watch, clearly shows how persistent children can be when engaged in solving a problem with a little help from their friends. We see that once Jack identifies the obstacle, he scans the ramp for any other such obstacles, thereby generalizing what he has learned.

Keywords: Twos, Ride-On Toy, Child-Object, Cause/Effect, Obstacles, Persistence, videative

Length of videative: 13 paragraphs, 11 video subclips
Length of stand-alone master video clip: 5 minutes, 46 seconds