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“Look Mother! Mother Look!”: Young Children Exploring Life with Their Mother

  • Susanna KinnunenEmail author
  • Johanna Einarsdóttir
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Part of the Educating the Young Child book series (EDYC, volume 12)

Abstract

In this chapter, we present a study generated with young children in their home context. The focus of the study is on how young children explore and make sense of their lives through drawing stories. The chapter is based on a study that began with two sisters, Anna (3) and Maria (1.5), who made drawings of their daily lives and the changes in their lives when their younger sister was born. By examining extracts from the 5-year investigation, this chapter considers how the aesthetics and narration intertwine with the knowledge construction processes in the children’s daily lives. The research practice shifted over time from following and listening to the children’s drawing processes toward co-drawing.

Keywords

Narrative research Drawing stories Spontaneous drawing Co-drawing Home context Infant-toddler drawing Children as co-researchers 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of OuluOuluFinland
  2. 2.University of IcelandReykjavíkIceland

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