Improving Children’s Cognitive Skills Through the Stone in Early Childhood

St. Maria Ulfah, Asdar Asdar


This study aims to determine whether cognitive abilities be increased through stone media in early childhood. The formulation of the problem in this study is whether cognitive ability can be increased through stone media in Fathina Kindergarten. The subjects or informants of the study were children from the Fathina Kindergarten, Majene Regency, as many as 20 people. This research was carried out in the odd semester of the 2021/2022 academic year, which took place from August to October and was carried out at Fathina Kindergarten, Majene Regency.  The Concept of addition and subtraction through stone media at Fathina Kindergarten, Majene Regency, is experimental classroom action research (CAR). Experimental classroom action research is classroom action research conducted by trying to apply various techniques/strategies effectively and efficiently in a teaching and learning process activity, in this case, through the assignment method. Based on the results of research that has been carried out in Group B of Fathina Kindergarten with 20 students, increasing the ability through stone media has increased with the percentage value of 80%. From the results of the Classroom Action Research conducted by the researcher, namely increasing the ability through stone media, it can increase in Group B in Fathina Kindergarten.

Full Text:



Fironika, K. R. (2020). Improving the ability of understanding mathematical concepts through digital-based comics for elementary school students. Al Ibtida: Jurnal pendidikan guru MI, 7(2), 280-294.

Haughey, S., & Hill, N. (2017). A Start Up Guide Loose Parts: A Start-up Guide. 1–27.

Isenberg, J. P.,& Jalongo, M. R. (2010). Creative thinking and arts-based learning. New Jersey: Pearson.

Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan. (2015). Peraturan Menteri Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia Nomor 137 Tahun 2014. Jakarta: Indonesia

Kiewra, C., & Veselack, E. (2016). Playing with nature: Supporting preschoolers’ creativity in natural outdoor classrooms. International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 4(1), 70-95

Kurniawati E, Dwiyanti L. (2016). Improve Cognitive and Speaking Ability Through the Use of Manipulatives Media "Life Cycle of a Butterfly" for the Kindergarten Children In Group B. Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research (ASSEHR), vol. 58. Atlantis Press.

Lawson, R. J. (2011). Concepts of ability and their effect on approaches to learning and motivational orientation. International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities, 1 (1), 30-46.

Miller, D. L. (2009). Young children learn through authentic play in a nature explore classroom. Diakses dari situs http://www.dimensionsfoundation. org/research/authenticplay.pdf.

Mukhtar Latif dkk. (2013). Orientasi Baru Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini. Jakarta: Kencana Prenada Media Group.

Morisson,George,S. (2012). Dasar-dasar Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini. Jakarta: PT. Indeks

Nurma Annisa Azzahra. (2022). Implementation Of Moral Values Through Short Story Book “Testing Honesty” By Lara Firdana In Early Children. At-Turats Vol 16 No.2 (2022) | doi:

Putri, M. D. W., Khasanah, I., & Kusumaningtyas, N. (2019). Loose parts play merangsang kemampuan main pembangunan anak usia dini di era society 5.0. Seminar Nasional PAUD 2019, 3(3), 181–185. Retrieved from

Robinson Katherine M., Adam K. (2009). Children’s understanding of addition and subtraction concepts Dubé Department of Psychology, Campion College, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, Sask., Canada S4S 0A2. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 103 (2009) 532–545.

Rosyadi, M. I. (2020). Pengembangan kognitif pada anak usia dini melalui media bermain. Jurnal Al-Hikmah Way Kanan, 1(1), 1-6.

Sujiono Yuliani Nurani. (2004). Metode perkembangan Kognitif. Jakarta: Universitas terbuka.

Suratman dan Maemonah . TRADITIONAL PARENTING Seeing Early Childhood Parenting Of Sambas Malays Bayu. At-Turats Vol.15 No.1 (2021) hal 13-22

Siantajani Yuliati. (2020). Loose part Material Lepasan Otentik Stimulasi PAUD. PT Sarang Seratus Aksara.

Vygosky. (2001). Rethingking Earbrhilel Education. Australia: Pearson.

Wang Z and Wang L, (2015). Cognitive Development: Child Education. The Hong Kong Institute of Education, New Territories, Hong Kong International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition, 38–42.

Widyaningty, S.,& Saleh, A. (2021). Meningkatkan Kemampuan Kognitif Mengenal Bentuk Geometri Melalui Media Bahan Alam Batu Pelangi, 6, 1 (2021): Juni 2021

Zaman, Badruz. (2009). Media dan Sumber Belajar TK. Jakarta: Universitas Terbuka.


Article Metrics

Abstract view : 246 times
PDF - 130 times

Article Metrics

Abstract view : 246 times
PDF - 130 times


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2023 At-Turats

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Lisensi Creative Commons
Ciptaan disebarluaskan di bawah Lisensi Creative Commons Atribusi 4.0 Internasional.

Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Ilmu Keguruan
Institut Agama Islam Negeri Pontianak
Jl. Letjend. Soeprapto No. 19
Pontianak-Kalimantan Barat