Enzo is very food motivated and loves chewing bones which is probably why he chose to use the stuffed bone toys with the rainbow rope toy in these two constructions. He placed the rope toy and the white bone end to end, creating a broken line which makes me think that he recognized these toys as roughly similar in length and shape. He ignores the fact that the two objects differ in color and texture, perhaps because the ability of dogs to see colors is limited.
Enzo singles out the black bone as different and uses it for variation. First he places it perpendicular to the rainbow rope toy. From a human standpoint, the second construction is more advanced because, by placing the black bone parallel to the broken line, it became possible to center the black bone. This makes the design more balanced and symmetrical.
Young children develop an intuitive knowledge of geometry through play, taking joy in exploring new shapes, patterns, and designs. In my view, that's what Enzo was doing in this pair of constructions.
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