TABLE 3–5 Percentage Distribution of First-Time Kindergartners by the Number of Times Each Week Family Members Sing Songs and Do Arts and Crafts with Them, by Child and Family Characteristics: Fall 1998

 

Sing Songs

Characteristic

Not at All

1–2

3–6

Every Day

Total

5

23

27

45

Child’s Sex

Male

7

27

27

40

Female

4

19

27

50

Child’s Age at Entry

Born Jan.-Aug. 1992

5

26

27

42

Born Sep.-Dec. 1992

6

24

26

44

Born Jan.-Apr. 1993

6

23

27

45

Born May-Aug. 1993

5

22

27

46

Born Sep.-Dec. 1993

5

21

27

47

Mother’s Education

Less than high school

12

27

19

43

High school diploma or equivalent

6

24

25

46

Some college, including vocational/technical

4

21

29

47

Bachelor’s degree or higher

3

21

32

44

Family Type

Single mother

6

21

22

51

Single father

12

28

25

36

Two parent

5

23

28

44

Welfare Receipt

Utilized AFDC

7

22

21

49

Never utilized AFDC

5

23

28

44

Primary Language Spoken in Home

Non-English

11

28

23

38

English

4

22

27

46



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