Improving Reading Ability In Early Childhood Through Flashcards Media (A Case Study In Paud Al-Hikmah Graha Lestari - Citra Raya Tangerang)

Document Type : Primary Research paper

Authors

1 Information Systems Study Program-Muhammadiyah University of Banten, Indonesia

2 Faculty of Computer Science, Bhayangkara University, Indonesia

3 Department of Nursing, RSPAD Gatot Soebroto College of Health Sciences, Jakarta, Indonesia

4 Master of Informatics Engineering Study Program, Raharja University, Tangerang Indonesia

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine how to improve reading skills in early childhood through flashcards. This type of research is a classroom action research. Data collection techniques by interview, observation and documentation study. The data analysis technique used the Kemmis and Mc Taggart spiral model through 2 cycles, each of which consisted of 4 stages, namely planning, implementing, observing and reflecting. The research achievement indicator is the ability to read in early childhood can increase and get an average percentage of more than 80%. The results of this study indicate an increase in reading skills in early childhood which can achieve a predetermined indicator, namely the acquisition of an average percentage of more than 80%. At the time of doing the Cycle I action, the child had an average percentage of 38.75% with the criteria of starting to develop. Cycle II actions were carried out. The average percentage of children's reading ability increased to 82.50% in the Very Good Developing criteria. Increasing the ability of teachers in designing and using flashcard media has begun to develop. Research steps to improve reading skills in early childhood through flashcard media, namely: 1) The teacher designs and prepares flashcard media; 2) The teacher uses flashcard media in the learning process by showing the media to the child at chest height; 3) Children pay attention to and follow the teacher's directions in mentioning letters; 4) Children say words with the help of the teacher; 5) Accompany and motivate children when someone is having difficulties

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