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Artifactual Literacies
Artifactual literacies
KatePahl and JenniferRowsell

My favourite object is probably a tiny little baby gro, this big.

When I had my little girl, she was only two pounds

so her babygro fit her Barbie doll now, (ohh)

despite the fact she is now fourteen

and I can't believe she ever was that small

but it reminds me of her

(a class teacher describing her special object on first day of the My Family My Story project, from Pahl and Rowsell, 2010)

This quote comes from a research study called My Family, My Story and it highlights a core theme in the chapter, which is the artifactually mediated cultural worlds of children (Pahl and Rowsell, 2010). We draw on research in homes and communities to present a picture of early childhood literacy that ...

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