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Cohrssen, Caroline; Church, Amelia; Tayler, Collette – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
This paper describes how early childhood teachers' incorporation of pauses raises the quality of talk-in-interaction during play-based mathematics activities. Responses of both children and teachers are shown to be more contingent and expansive when conversations include protracted pauses than during interactions in which pauses are largely…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Activities, Play, Interpersonal Communication