This study reveals the social practices in an
Indonesian family who has lived in three countries -
Indonesia, Australia and The United States. Three
languages are spoken inside and outside the family circles.
They are Indonesian Language or Bahasa Indonesia,
English and Javanese (one of the local languages in Java
Island). The purpose of this research is to investigate and
describe how the social practice is structured in the family
and how the social space with its own rule raises the
children’s agency and enaction within the family’s social
practices. The research findings show that the social
practices which provide space for children promote
children’s agency to express their thoughts and bridge
their curiosity, inquiry and meaning making
Keywords : Literacy, Agency, and Social Practices.