Teaching practices (interacting with others) Page Content Language in everyday situationsEmbedding rich language in routines, transitions, mealtimes, and even nappy changes. Language stimulationInteracting with children, modelling language, and expanding and extending on children’s nonverbal and verbal language. StorytellingTelling stories from memory or creating stories together. Reading with childrenSharing books with children for meaningful interaction, extending interactions by asking questions about the text, and relating it to the real world. Discussions and investigationsEngaging children in reading experiences presents infinite opportunities for developing language and emergent literacy skills. PlayPlay is a key component of integrated teaching and learning approaches. Sociodramatic PlaySociodramatic play is where children act out imaginary situations and stories, become different characters, and pretend they are in different locations and times. Performing ArtsCreative skills are not only linked to the arts, they are important in all areas of the curriculum. Fine ArtsFacilitating fine arts experiences are great opportunities for language learning.