Early literacy develops in everyday activities, during social interactions and experience and when handling toys and objects. 

Children gain significant knowledge of language, reading, and writing long before they enter school. 

Children learn to talk, read, and write through such social literacy experiences as adults or older children interacting with them using books and other literacy materials, including magazines, markers, and paper. 

Early literacy research states that language, reading, and writing skills develop at the same time and are intimately linked and that early literacy development is a continuous developmental process that begins in the first years of life. It’s important to note that early literacy skills develop in real life settings through positive interactions with literacy materials and other people.