infant_small-child-development

Percent of Children Read and Sung To

Percentage of children read to, told stories, and sung to daily in a typical week
Age Read Stories To Told Stories To Sung To
9 mo 2 yr 4 yr 9 mo 2 yr 4 yr 9 mo 2 yr 4 yr
Total 32.5 % 45.3 % 38.6 % 27.2 % 28.0 % 22.8 % 73.5 % 67.6 % 49.7 %
Sex
Male Child 32.0 43.2 37.5 27.4 26.8 21.6 72.6 64.6 44.5
Female Child 33.1 47.5 39.7 27.0 29.4 24.1 74.5 70.8 55.2
Race / Ethnicity
White 40.7 59.3 50.5 31.0 32.3 25.6 74.9 69.9 50.7
Black 22.6 24.7 20.5 23.9 20.9 19.0 73.2 68.5 54.3
Hispanic 21.4 27.2 23.3 21.1 22.7 19.0 70.3 62.6 45.0
Asian 26.4 42.2 38.1 24.7 31.1 27.4 70.1 60.9 40.5
Pacific Islander 19.6 27.8 35.8 38.9 39.7 30.4 81.3 84.7 53.8
American Indian/Alaska Native 18.5 29.8 25.3 22.9 22.7 17.5 63.7 55.5 45.2
Mixed Races 35.3 47.2 39.5 29.5 29.4 20.6 81.5 70.2 56.2
Poverty Status
In poverty 22.3 27.9 21.3 24.3 22.6 20.6 67.3 63.3 47.4
At or above poverty 35.8 50.7 44.3 28.2 29.8 23.6 75.6 68.9 50.5
Statistic & Data References
Sources: U.S. Department of Education
Date research was conducted: June 16th, 2015