Learning to Clay Together

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Nina and Max break clay into pieces as they sit side by side. Nina places her pieces into a tray with six recesses, having filled one tray already. Max wants the clay piece she has placed in the tray and lifts the tray away from Nina. She makes a motion to retrieve the tray but Max shields it from her reach. Later she finds an opportunity to place clay pieces into the empty recesses even though Max still claims the tray. Max squeals “no”. Their attempts to play together continue. Do you think that Nina and Max are working toward opposite goals? What strategies do you notice the children using? How do you interpret the children’s actions and intentions as they interact with the materials and each other?

Runtime 3 minutes 31 seconds