Age group: 0-35 months Location: Creative school for children UCF Names: Boy B and Girl A both 2-year-old Time: 11:00 – 11: 15 The children came from the play time. Boy B crawled inside a cardboard box alone. The teacher is attempting to put a t-shirt on Boy B, while he is chewing on a toy. The teacher starts talking to the other child, but Boy B is not paying attention to her words as if he doesn’t hear her. He seems to be tired to standing still so Boy B tries to go away, but the teacher grabs his arm, so the boy has to stay. Now he shifts his attention from the toy to the water bottle: he is drinking water from his bottle as he is being dressed. He doesn’t pay any attention to the adults because he is very concentrated on drinking. He goes back to the cardboard box and playfully screams. Teacher tries to focus his attention on another teacher talking about their aquarium. Boy B comes closer to the teacher and sits down next to her. He screams again and replies “yes” to one of the teacher’s question. Boy B leaves the chair and wanders around the room, trying to speak, but his words are indistinct. He goes to the toy station and grabs a green car. His play with the car consists of rolling the car against all surfaces. Again, he is focused only on what he is doing. Two children scream one after another, and Boy B “replies” to them by screaming shortly. He starts wandering around the room with the toy and then he grabs another kids’ water bottles and spills the water on the table. The teacher tells him to take a napkin and clean the spill, but the boy ignores her words and rolls his toy in the puddle. He leaves the car on the table and runs to the cardboard box. While teachers put on an educational song and other kids try to follow the directions of the song, Boy B continues to wander around the room alone and play with cars. He doesn’t pay attention to the rest of the group. Time: 11:15 – 11:30 Boy B sits alone playing by himself. Teacher tries to get him involved in the group activity, but doesn’t want to participate, so he walks around the room by himself. He goes into the cardboard box and tries to play with the toys that another girl is already playing with. He grabs one of the toys and the girl starts crying, but Boy B doesn’t stop or do anything. The girl leaves and then Boy B shifts his attention to the basket with rubber dinosaurs which he flips over the table. He slaps a rubber dinosaur against the table and repeatedly says “Da! Dou! Da! Dou!” He grabs other toys from the floor and slaps them on the table. The teacher says not to slap the toy against the table, because the glass table may break. Boy B doesn’t pay attention to what she is saying and continues slapping toys. He talks to himself, but it is impossible to understand the words.
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