Building Skills or Building Kits?
How Kids and Adults Think About Legos

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children, learning and material culture


In conducting our study, we talked with _ # adults.

We found adults in the following ways _____

Most of the adults we spoke with had played with Legos as children and also had children of their own who played with Legos. For all the materials on our web site we got prior permission from adults we talked to. Unless they insisted that we keep their name attached to what they said or the photos they gave us, we changed the names of the people we talked to.

For X of the adults, we just took notes on what they said. For 3 of the adults, we audio taped and transcribe our conversations. We've included below the complete transcription for each of these conversations. We've also included some photographs of adults playing with Legos when they were kids.

We've provided beloq the complete transcription for a few of our conversations with children. Before putting these on our web site we also shared them with the adults involved and got their permission.


ADULT #1: George [transcript plus photo of George as a child, playing with Legos]


ADULT #2: Sareena [transcript]


ADULT #3: Maria [transcript]