Oliver may assimilate the protruding “legs” to a chair or stool and thus orients them downward.
He works to add a third level by seating one leg and then wiggling the wooden piece until the other three legs shift into place (-).
He may believe that a hammer is best characterized by the swinging action, rather than the hammering sound.
Oliver raises a wooden piece above his head and stands tall in order to add it to the top.Oliver minimizes the physical effort required to lift and set the wooden piece in place, thereby assuring his success.Tommy announces his friend’s accomplishment by saying, “Tower” ().Oliver uses occasional self-talk to guide his work.He removes a wooden piece from his pile of frames and says, “That” as he sets it on the floor, perhaps designating the start of a new structure ().
As he moves the second wooden piece into place, he says, “Like this” (). ” when a wooden piece tips and does not align with the piece below (). He carries the second wooden piece with “legs” extended () and ready to be inserted into the empty notches of the piece below.