Thematic Pop-Up Book as a Learning Media for Early Childhood Language Development
The challenge for early childhood educators to be able to provide a touch of education that is creative, innovative, smart, and fun to develop children's intelligence optimally. This study aims to develop Thematic Pop-Up Book products as learning media for the development of Early Childhood languages. The research subjects were 15 participants in class B6 of Khaira Ummah Islamic Kindergarten in the City. The research and development used data analysis using descriptive statistical analysis techniques. The results of the validity test and the practi-cality of the development of Pop-Up Book media at Khaira Ummah Islamic Kindergarten in Padang City were declared valid by media experts with an average score of 95%. Media Thematic Pop-Up Books, about Healthy and Unhealthy Foodstuffs were also declared valid by material experts with an average score of 95%. The results of the trial of thematic Pop-Up book products in Khaira Kindergarten Islamic Ummah were stated as a practical medium for children with a percentage increase in the test reaching 96%. Based on these results indicate that Pop-Up Book media products get a positive response from children and teachers. Media Pop-Up Book for further research can be used as a medium to improve children's cognitive, and interest in reading.
Key Words: Early Childhood Education, Language Development, Thematic Pop-up Book
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