Researchers agree that language and literacy derive from the first days of a child’s life. Children become literate members in society by listening and interacting with the people that surround them. This study examines how children develop literacy through play by looking closely at the benefits of uninterrupted play and how it encourages language development. The development of language skills, including reading and writing competence, through social interaction was observed to see how literacy development occurs within a home environment. This study also offers successful strategies to use during play that will enhance reading and writing skills within young children.
Mielonen, Alissa and Paterson, Wendy
"Developing Literacy Through Play,"
Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education:
1, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.buffalostate.edu/jiae/vol3/iss1/2