IMPROVING CHILDREN'S LANGUAGE ABILITY AGES 2 - 3 YEARS THROUGH MOTION AND SONG LEARNING
Keywords:Language Development, Age 2 - 3, Song Motion
Children aged 2 - 3 years are categorized as Toddler. Toddler is children in range of aged from 12 to 36 months or children aged 1-3 years. At this stage, the growth and development of children include of physical, motoric, social, emotional language and cognitive develop rapidly and are closely related to each other. One of the efforts to improve some of these aspects is through motion and song learning. The purpose of this study was to determine the improvement of language skills of children aged 2 -3 years through motion and song learning. This research approach uses Classroom Action Research (CAR) with research subjects consisting of 20 children aged 2-3 years. Research location in RA Al Ikhlas Gg. Mosque No. 123A Medokan Ayu Kecamatan Rungkut Surabaya. Based on observations, in cycle 1 it was known that the language ability of the undeveloped child (BB) is 45% or 9 children, while the ability to begin developing language (MB) was 55% or 11 children. In cycle 2 there was 1 child (5%) who had an Undeveloped Language (BB) ability, 13 children (65%) had the ability to begin developing (MB), and 6 children (30%) had the ability to develop according to expectations (BSH). It can be seen that the language skills of children aged 2 - 3 have started to develop well through motion and song learning. Based on the explanation above, it can be concluded that motion and song learning can improve children's language skills which include mentioning words in motion and song, imitating words taught by the teacher in motion and song, mentioning words with clear spelling, mentioning words in each learning theme, understand simple commands, and sing simple songs independently.