The Search
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Mimicking the older boys' play ( except she's not.... see below ) -- Rootstown, OH, USA -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 cropped — 1/250 sec, f/1.4, ISO 4000 — map & image datanearby photos
Mimicking
the older boys' play
( except she's not.... see below )

Anthony's 22-month-old Cousin Jena had watched Anthony and Cousin Josh play with this toy earlier. She seemed to know more about it than I did as I watched from an easy chair across the room, but suddenly she started an intensive course of search or inspection of some kind...

Rootstown, OH, USA -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 cropped — 1/250 sec, f/1.4, ISO 4000 — map & image datanearby photos
Rootstown, OH, USA -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 cropped — 1/250 sec, f/1.4, ISO 3600 — map & image datanearby photos
Rootstown, OH, USA -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 cropped — 1/200 sec, f/1.4, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
“Find It!” Jena-speak for “I found it” -- Rootstown, OH, USA -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 cropped — 1/250 sec, f/1.4, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
“Find It!”
Jena-speak for “I found it”

I had no idea she was actually looking for something until she pulled it out from the bowels of the toy and showed me with an announcement of “find it” (“I found it!”). She is one smart cookie, and I realized that she participates so fully with the older boys' play because she doesn't mimic, she watches and learns. It's hard to believe she's not even two years old yet.


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