Teaching practices (emergent literacy) Page ContentWhen planning experiences, educators can embed particular aspects of language (learning foci), within a range of different experiences (teaching practices). Literacy-rich environment Creating a literacy-rich environment provides children with opportunities to explore and use literacy through their daily routines and play. Reading with childrenEngaging children in reading experiences presents infinite opportunities for developing language and emergent literacy skills. Writing with childrenSetting up purposeful opportunities for mark making, drawing, painting (using a range of media, and in collaboration with peers and adults). Independent reading and writingAllowing time and space for independent exploration and creation of texts in multiple media. PlayEmbedding print in children’s independent and shared play. Sociodramatic PlayChildren act out imaginary situations and stories, become different characters, and pretend they are in different locations and times. Performing ArtsThe performing arts are an engaging and fun way to facilitate children's emergent literacy learning. Fine Arts Fine art provides opportunities for developing children's language and emergent literacy, as well as developing children's appreciation and engagement in art.