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Documenting a play experience

Before we look at the tool itself, we would first like you to practice the skills you will need to document playful activities.

Before we look at the tool itself, we would first like you to practice the skills you will need to document playful activities.

In the short video above, siblings Laerke and Viktor are building a house together.

Watch the video and make notes of where you see or hear joyful coming alive for the younger child, Laerke, and of the moments that give you a sense of whether or not she enjoys the activity.

If you want to remind yourself of the characteristics of joyful play before you begin, please refer back to Step 1.5.

Context: A LEGO Foundation studio in Denmark. Laerke is two years old, and Viktor is five. Also in the room are their mother and two facilitators. The facilitators have asked the children to build a house from LEGO® DUPLO® bricks. Duration: 2:14

If possible, watch the video with a friend or colleague and compare your notes afterwards. Did you see the same things? Did you have the same thoughts about what joyful looked like for Laerke?

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