My two-year old granddaughter likes to talk to grandpy (not sure how she spells it) on the computer. She stands on a chair, looks into the monitor, and talks about her day. She and new brother went to the park. She swings high. Her brother is a baby and just sits in the stroller.
For some reason, the situation makes me think of Piaget’s work with children’s concept of living things. What/where does she think I am? Perhaps I am like Dora – a cartoon like thing that lives on the screen. Perhaps I am in the computer. Perhaps her understanding is the same as mine. What exactly is my understanding when I interact with a really bright two-year old online? Maybe there are some things we don’t really have to understand.