Research confirms that young children engage in digital literacy practices in the home. While there is an emerging body of work which documents the diversity of these practices, there is little research which examines their acquisition in situ. This article uses conversation analysis to describe and explicate the social accomplishment of a number of activities that led to and constituted a young child's Google search to find information about a lizard. Discussion of the child's activities considers the local and situated use of technology, including how the child and adult jointly produced information needed by the child to read and write texts related to the search. The article establishes ways that social interaction contributes to young children's acquisition, and use of digital literacy practices, including when learning about print and about technology itself.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Journal of Early Childhood Literacy|
|Early online date||2011|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2012|