Educational Game Tools to Improve 3-4 Years Old Children Development (Pre Screening Study at Al-muhajirin Play Group Semarang)

Endang Susilowati, Suhartono Suhartono, Henry Setyawan, Anggraeny Wulandhari, Arum Estiyani, Ana Setyowati

Abstract


Educational game is the form of educational activity performed using educational methods or tools. The optimum and maximum aspect of child development can be posed through playing activity. Allowing children to play in the pre-school age has been proven to increase the child‘s development. This study is aimed to assess the 4 indicators of children development including rough motoric, soft motoric, personal social and language. This study employed a quasi- experimental design and applied non-randomized with control group and pre-test post-test design. Forty (40) children aged 3-4 years involved in this study were divided to control and experimental group. Twenty children in experimental group obtained educational game tools for 14 days, 2 hours per day, whilst the twenty children in control group have no experience to educational game tool stimulation. Children aged 3-4 years either in experimental or in group control involved in this study were highlighted with high score for rough and soft motoric development, and personal social. The result suggested that the children were not using their language ability (score: 0 – 0.05) to be involved socially to their friends (1.65 – 2.00). We also recognized among forty children aged 3-4 years old the soft motoric (score: 1.80 – 2.00) was higher than the rough motoric (score: 1.50 – 1.60). We acknowledge that the educational game tools supported positively to the four indicators which used to score the children development. Compared to the control group, without experienced to educational game tools, educational game tools contributed significantly to the rough motoric, personal social, and language (p value < 0.001). Educational game tools which allowed a child to communicate with their friends directly and be exposed to physical activity with their friends will

greatly improve in their early development. 


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