We are conducting this survey to learn what families in our towns are doing in two key areas:
  • Reading with their children
  • Playing with their children
The survey is short and should take about 5-7 minutes to complete.
 
It is completely confidential. Your answers will be combined with the responses of everyone else who takes the survey. We will use the information we gather to establish our baseline - the starting point for our community – to help us understand what changes are happening over time. 

If you have questions about this survey or how the data will be used, please contact:

Alice Stewart
Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership
Alice.Stewart@mahhc.org
802.674.7083

Thank you for taking our survey!
Ascutney Mountain Promise Community: Kindergarten Readiness for All Families

* 1. Do you have children of the following ages living with you? (check all that apply)

* 2. What town do you live in?

* 3. When and where do you or someone in your family read aloud to your child/children? (Please check all that apply)

* 4. How many times per week do you or someone in your family usually read to your child/children?

  None Once or twice 3 or more times At least 7 times
Ages 2 or younger
Ages 3-4
Ages 5-6

* 5. Think about the days when you or someone in your family read aloud to your child/children. How much time do you usually spend reading together on those days?

  5 minutes or less 10-15 minutes 15-20 minutes 20-30 minutes More than 30 minutes
Ages 2 or younger
Ages 3-4
Ages 5-6

* 6. Which of the following reasons keep you or another family member from reading books aloud to your child more? (Please check all that apply)

* 7. Which of the following do you see as important benefits of reading books aloud to your child? (choose all that apply)

Questions 8 - 11 ask about time you and your child/children spend playing together. Lots of different activities can be described as “play.” Below are some examples: 

·         Peek-a-boo, making funny faces or interesting sounds at each other
·         Making forts together out of cardboard boxes or sofa cushions
·         Running or dancing around and being silly
·         Using playground equipment to climb, slide, swing, etc.
·         Pretend activities, like playing firefighters or zoo animals, having fairy parties, etc. 
·         Playing catch or kicking a ball around
·         Playing board games and/or card games
·         Using things like blocks or Legos to build things together
·         Acting out stories with stuffed or plastic animals, dolls, or puppets
·         Singing songs or playing musical instruments together
·         Guessing games like 20 Questions or Hot and Cold
·         Activities like water play, playing in the sandbox, working with playdough together
·         Making crafts together, stringing beads, etc.

Any
fun activity that you and your child/children like to do together can be considered “play” for purposes of this survey.

* 8. How many times per week do you or someone in your family usually play with your child/children?

  None Once or twice 3 or more times At least 7 times
Ages 2 or younger
Ages 3-4
Ages 5-6

* 9. Think about the days you or someone in your family play with your child/children. How much time do you usually spend playing together on those days? Please do not include time spent on electronic devices.

  5 minutes or less 10-15 minutes 15-20 minutes 20-30 minutes More than 30 minutes
Ages 2 or younger
Ages 3-4
Ages 5-6

* 10. Which of the following are reasons that keep you or another family member from playing with your child more? (Please choose all that apply)

* 11. Which of the following do you see as important benefits of playing with your child? (Please choose all that apply)

* 12. How important do you think it is for parents to turn off their phone/computer/TV to devote their full attention to their child?

* 13. How often do you turn off your phone/computer/TV to devote your full attention to your child?

* 14. Feel free to use this space to share any comments you have about the survey or about reading to and playing with your child/children:

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