Question: "Yes, but when do they learn to read and write?"
Answer: "All day, every day, when they want to tell a message. When it matters most!"
When they make books.
When they write a silly poem to make someone laugh.
When they want to share their work with their friends.
When they want to say, 'Thank You!'
When they make a plan.
When they make a label.
When they create a game.
When they make a sign.
When they want to do the morning message.
When they feel proud of their accomplishments.
Which is pretty much all of the time.
Reading and writing happens all day, every day, in the wonderful world of kindergarten.