THE INCREASING OF LANGUAGE AND LOGIC MATHEMATIC ABILITY OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION THROUGH EDUCATIVE TOOLS “PAPAN FLANEL PINTAR” IN THE KINDERGARTEN

Siti Wahyuningsih

Abstract

This study aimed to improve the language and logic mathematic ability of kindergarten children in group B through the application of educational tools “Papan Flanel Pintar”. The study method used Class Action Research. The study was conducted at Widya Putra Kindergarten group B which consisted of 9 boys and 11 girls. The study was done within 6 months from June to November 2010. The instruments in this study were the results of the work sheet, the results of observations, and documentation. The aspects observed in each cycle were the activities and influence of children's ability to use educational tools “Papan Flanel Pintar” to develop children’s language and logic mathematical ability. The data validation used checklists and triangulation. The data analysis technique used an interactive analysis model. The procedure of this study consisted two cycles and each cycle have two times of learning implementation in sequence; 1) action planning, 2) implementation of actions, 3) observation, and 4) reflection. The results of this study can be concluded that the application of Papan Flanel Pintar can improve the language and logic mathematic ability of children in group B Widya Putra Kindergarten, Darma Wanita, Sebelas Maret University Surakarta significantly at the stage of its development.

Keywords

language ability, logic mathematic ability, educational tools

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