Cheers for Chaislyn!

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Chaislyn, a self-directed and animated four-year-old, invites her teacher to share some pretend-play props such as ketchup bottles and cups. Chaislyn pretends to use the props according to their function. She indicates to the teacher that the function is not determined by the object's color. Then a "toasting" game begins. We watch in amazement as Chaislyn uses her own arm to re-enact the interlocking elbows toast so that she can better understand how it is done with another person. Children often re-enact a witnessed event in order to debug the steps that created the event.

Keywords: Fours, Containers, Child-Teacher, Pretense, Function, Special Education, videative

Length of videative: 13 paragraphs, 10 video subclips

Length of stand-alone master video clip: 2 minutes, 15 seconds