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Table 4 Children’s engagement in play-based activities (N=30)

From: Assessing the play and learning environments of children under two years in peri-urban Lima, Peru: a formative research study

Activity 6–11 mo.
(n=10)
n
12–17 mo.
(n=10)
n
18–23 mo.
(n=10)
n
Total
(N=30)
n (%)
Structured interactive activities
Household member reading a book to the child
 Never 5 7 3 15 (50.0)
 Occasionally 0 0 0 0
 Often 4 3 6 13 (43.3)
 Every day 1 0 1 2 (6.7)
Household member telling stories to the child
 Never 4 8 6 18 (60.0)
 Occasionally 0 0 0 0
 Often 4 1 3 8 (26.7)
 Every day 2 1 1 4 (13.3)
Household member singing to child
 Never 0 1 1 2 (6.7)
 Occasionally 0 0 0 0
 Often 3 4 4 11 (36.7)
 Every day 7 5 5 17 (56.7)
Other play-based activities
Using building blocks
 Never 7 7 4 18 (60.0)
 Occasionally 0 0 0 0
 Often 3 1 4 8 (26.7)
 Every day 0 2 2 4 (13.3)
Using everyday objects found around the house as toys
 Never 2 0 0 2 (6.7)
 Occasionally 1 0 0 1 (3.3)
 Often 3 4 5 12 (40.0)
 Every day 4 6 5 15 (50.0)
Pretending with toys
 Never 7 2 0 9 (30.0)
 Occasionally 0 0 0 0
 Often 2 5 4 11 (36.7)
 Every day 1 3 6 10 (33.3)
Playing with balls
 Never 1 0 0 1 (3.3)
 Occasionally 0 0 0 0
 Often 5 5 6 16 (53.3)
 Every day 4 5 4 13 (43.3)
Using electronic toys that say words, letters, or numbers when the child touches a button or image
 Never 3 5 3 11 (36.7)
 Occasionally 0 1 0 1 (3.3)
 Often 3 3 5 11 (36.7)
 Every day 4 1 2 7 (23.3)
Watching TV programs or videos
 Never 2 0 1 3 (3.3)
 Occasionally 0 0 0 0
 Often 1 2 1 4 (13.3)
 Every day 7 8 8 23 (76.7)