xx, 2003 - by Ursull S. Swims
Lucy Test is sharing experiences
from her own life. If you missed the beginning of her true story, please
here. To be continnued next month.
This project focuses on how
children relay to different toys and games. Can
we trust the catalogue description,
and is the most expensive toy worth the
For each contribution you
will need to do the following:
Make sure to buy these 5
toys: SimRailRoad + racer car + toys chest + doll
house + ?
All these items must be
baught on the day you start your project, and
placed inside the same room,
preferably with eaqualy distanced from the
room's doorway, eventually
along the opposite wall. If you can effort a
room including nothing but
those 4 toys, that would be great but not needed.
NOTE: If you have some of
these toys already, you MUST buy them over again,
because the value will be
lowered, which migt harm the project.
Choose one of your kids for
the project. If you want several kids
contribute, you musat run
one project for each of them. I do recommend that
you run only one project
at the time, or that you choose different hours
for each kid involved.
Meals can be served during
the 3 hours, but it is important that you don't
tell your test child to
do at any time. The only exception here is if your
child is playing outdoor
together with another child - stop them, because
kids can play that way for
hours. If your child chooses not to play at all;
no problem, as that will
be interesting for my project, too.
Follow them closely for at
least 3 hours per day for 5 Sim Days. For these
3 hours let them do whatever
they want, make notes on which toy they use,
including duration of usage.
If they join someone who is already playing
(i.e. SimRailRoad or doll
house) you must add "J" because that has effected
You don't need to think of
how much fun they gain from playing, it's their
pick that is interesting.
You must submit:
1. Child's full name + personality
+ address including number
2. For each of the 5 days,
a brief report on what toys were chosen and for
how long the toy was in
3. (optional) Your general