Tyler is 21 months old and has brown, mid-length, soft and curly hair. She has almond shaped brown eyes, and a dark complexion. She is in her back yard with her 6-year-old sister. Today is a warm day with lots of sunshine. The children are dressed in shorts and tank tops.
Tyler walked out of the family’s back door first and went straight to her tricycle. Her oldest sister, Dyari immediately followed her and began to help her onto the tricycle, as directed by Tyler, non verbally. Her sister, Mya, 4, went straight to the flower bed to dig with the shovel and buckets that were sitting there.
Tyler has just finished a snack eaten at her kitchen table. She seems in a happy mood and ready to play. When Tyler goes into her back yard she immediately goes towards her tricycle followed by her sister. There are several toys in the back yard. There is a child size pool, two push toys, a large ball a few buckets with shovels sitting next to the flower bed and various other cars and a doll. Tyler chose the tricycle first, possibly because it was the toy nearest to the back door. Tyler and her two sisters ages 4 and 7 are present.
yler at first seems to be the one controlling the play. She approaches the tricycle and is followed by her oldest sister, Dyari. Tyler directs her sister, nonverbally to help her get on the tricycle. Tyler is on the tricycle and Dyari is standing close as if she is ready to protect her is Tyler falls off. Tyler is wiggling the handle bars back and forth making car sounds and pushing air through her teeth. Tyler starts to get off the bike and Dyari assists her. Then Dyari says “C’mom Tyty let’s get the baby”. Tyler follows Dyari over to where the baby is and Dyari picks it up and is fixing it’s clothing. Tyler is watching. Dyari goes across the yard and gets the baby’s bottle. Now she is feeding the baby and then hands the baby to Tyler who starts to...