Table 49. Participation of public kindergarten children in selected activities 5 days a week, by length and size of class and teacher preparation: Spring 1993

 ```--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | | Percent of kindergarten classes participating in | | activity every day | |-------------------------------------------------------- Activity | Total | Length of | Size of kindergarten |Teacher majored | | kindergarten | class |in early child- | | class |----------------------| hood education | |-----------------| Less |20 to | More |--------------- | |Full-day|Half-day|than 20| 25 |than 25| Yes | No --------------------------------------|---------|--------|--------|-------|------|-------|------|-------- 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 --------------------------------------|---------|--------|--------|-------|------|-------|------|-------- Listening to stories read aloud ......| 90 | 91 | 90 | 87 | 92 | 91 | 91 | 89 Running, climbing, jumping, and | | | | | | | | other gross motor activities .......| 58 | 72 | 48 | 55 | 57 | 64 | 60 | 56 Free play ............................| 66 | 72 | 62 | 64 | 67 | 67 | 67 | 66 Choosing from a set of specific | | | | | | | | options (like building blocks, | | | | | | | | objects, or books) .................| 69 | 72 | 67 | 69 | 71 | 65 | 72 | 66 Using objects for math or science ....| 49 | 61 | 41 | 48 | 51 | 48 | 53 | 45 Dramatic play, arts and crafts, music | | | | | | | | (creative activities) ..............| 64 | 66 | 63 | 62 | 65 | 66 | 68 | 60 Using worksheets for literary skills .| 14 | 25 | 13 | 21 | 18 | 17 | 19 | 18 Using worksheets for math or science .| 18 | 20 | 9 | 17 | 12 | 15 | 16 | 12 --------------------------------------|---------|--------|--------|-------|------|-------|------|--------```

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Kindergarten Teacher Survey on Student Readiness. (This table was prepared April 1994.)