Atfaluna: Journal of Islamic Early Childhood Education <p><span style="text-align: justify;">Atfaluna: Journal of Islamic Early Childhood Education is a national journal </span><strong style="text-align: justify;">dedicated</strong><span style="text-align: justify;"> to interchange the result of high-quality research in all aspects of early childhood education. The journal welcomes all the fundamental theories, experiments, and simulations, application of a systemic proposed method, sufficient review of previous works, expanded discussion, and brief connection.<br><br></span><span style="text-align: justify;">The journal </span><strong style="text-align: justify;">is published</strong><span style="text-align: justify;"> by the Department of Islamic Early Childhood Education of the Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teacher Training, State Institute for Islamic Studies Langsa. It is twice a year, in June and December. As your commitment to the advancement in early childhood education, the journal invites scholars, lecturers, activists, and all interested terms who love early childhood education issues.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atfaluna: Journal of Islamic Early Childhood Education en-US Atfaluna: Journal of Islamic Early Childhood Education 2655-8572 <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> <ul> <li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work</li> </ul> Early childhood financial literacy: A systematic literature review <p><span lang="EN-US">Financial literacy is important for individuals, society as a whole and contributes to economic growth and development. This systematic literature review aims to provide information regarding the importance of financial literacy for early childhood, financial literacy that early childhood can learn and good practices that have been implemented in stimulating early childhood financial literacy. This research reviews 14 journals from 143 various international journals and proceedings. Research has found that introducing the concept of financial literacy from an early age will encourage healthy financial habits in the future, financial education provides knowledge, skills and confidence, and various media and methods have been developed to stimulate early childhood financial literacy.</span></p> Muktia Pramitasari Erie Siti Syarah Erna Risnawati Khoiriyah Shofiyah Tanjung Copyright (c) 2023 Muktia Pramitasari, Erie Siti Syarah, Erna Risnawati, Khoiriyah Shofiyah Tanjung 2023-06-30 2023-06-30 6 1 1 11 10.32505/atfaluna.v6i1.5724 Play and learning materials in university model preschool: Exploring the availability and utilization <p>This study explored the availability and utilization of play and learning materials in the Haromaya University Model Preschool, Ethiopia. In doing so, a qualitative case study design was employed. Data were generated from five chosen teaching staff of the model preschools purposively traced by the researchers. Interview protocol and observation checklist were utilized as a data-gathering tool. To comprehend the phenomenon, the researcher used thematic analysis. The study's findings were illustrated with 3 major themes and 8 sub-themes. There are average materials available for play and education in the model preschool. Teachers utilize play and learning materials to introduce new concepts, reinforce learning, promote socio-emotional development, and promote creativity. Several factors determine the usage of play materials for learning: economy, perception, and attitude of teachers, and educational qualification of teacher topping the list. In conclusion, play and learning materials are essential for preschool children's development. They help children learn engagingly, promote creativity and problem-solving skills, and provide opportunities to explore, learn, and grow. However, the level of play and learning materials is different than expected. It can create a disparity in the quality of education that children receive. To address this issue, increased funding for preschool programs, provision of training for preschool teachers on using play and learning materials effectively, and awareness creation about the importance of play and learning materials should be in place.</p> Wondimagegn Abebe Yirgalem Alemu Keery Copyright (c) 2023 Wondimagegn Abebe, Yirgalem Alemu Keery 2023-06-30 2023-06-30 6 1 12 22 10.32505/atfaluna.v6i1.6110 Development of regional folklore book to improve children’s literacy <p>This study aimed to discover the development of the Bengkulu regional storybook in improving students' literacy. The research method used was research within the framework of R&amp;D (Research and Development; research and development with research theory without this test has steps of development research with stages of potential and problems, data collection, product design, product validation, product design revision, product improvement, with the scope of a study carried three validators out first validation at Pagar Dewa, Bengkulu City, second validation at the Tarbiyah and Teacher Training Faculty, as well as the third validation at the Regional Library of Bengkulu City. Based on the results conducted on the development and manufacture of regional folklore storybook product for improving students' literacy, where this product has been validated by experts with a recapitulation of validation results, namely designing experts with a percentage of 96%, story material experts with a rate of 96%, and linguists with a ratio of 96%, with an average validation of 96% with very good criteria, so that the storybook development is feasible to be published and used for children in early age to improve their reading literacy so that the students familiar in Regional Folklore storybook</p> Iis Delviya Octaloca Asiyah Asiyah Fatrica Syafri Copyright (c) 2023 Iis Delviya Octaloca, Asiyah Asiyah, Fatrica Syafri 2023-06-30 2023-06-30 6 1 23 34 10.32505/atfaluna.v6i1.5817 Improving children’s characters through sirah Nabawiyah concept <p><span data-preserver-spaces="true">This study aims to increase children's character according to the concept of Sirah Nabawiyah through storybooks of the Prophet's stories. The type of research used is classroom action research. This research was conducted in two cycles, each consisting of 4 meetings. Each cycle has four stages: planning, implementation, observation, and reflection. The subjects of this study were seven children consisting of 3 boys and four girls. The data collection technique is an observation sheet, where the observation sheet becomes a research instrument. The study's results were found after conducting this research, so data was obtained starting from the pre-cycle to cycle II, which in the pre-cycle, the children were not independent in carrying out activities, so the results in the pre-cycle were 0%. At the same time, in the first cycle, the children started developing by applying the concepts of&nbsp;</span><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">sirah nabawiyah</span></em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">&nbsp;through story books. Then in cycle I, it increased by 19.0%, and in cycle II, children grew very well by doing it repeatedly to increase independence gradually to produce the expected indicators. Cycle II increased to 80.9%, which means an increase of 62%. In conclusion, children's character, such as independence, according to the Sirah Nabawiyah concept, has been successful.</span></p> Rita Mahriza Ade Tursina Zahratun Nadhira Copyright (c) 2023 Rita Mahriza, Ade Tursina, Zahratun Nadhira 2023-06-30 2023-06-30 6 1 35 49 10.32505/atfaluna.v6i1.6004 A systematic review of play activities to optimize children's social-emotional development <p>Emosi adalah luapan emosi saat anak berinteraksi dengan orang lain dan <br>social adalah tingkat interaksi antara anak dengan orang lain. <br>Perkembangan sosial-emosional adalah kepekaan anak untuk memahami <br>perasaan orang lain dalam interaksi sehari-hari. perkembangan sosial <br>emosional, pada kenyataannya, tidak dapat dipisahkan. Oleh karena itu <br>sangat penting untuk memahami anak dan membantu mereka memahami <br>perasaan mereka sendiri dan perasaan orang lain. Metode yang di gunakan <br>adalah metode Systematic Literature Review (SLR) yang bertujuan untuk <br>mengenali, meninjau, dan mengevaluasi semua penelitian yang relevan <br>untuk menjawab pertanyaan suatu penelitian. Hasilnya perkembangan <br>sosial-emosional dapat dikembangkan melalui metode bermain, terdapat <br>beberapa permainan yang dapat mengembangkan sosial-emosional AUD <br>usia 4-6 tahun yaitu: permainan congklak, ulartangga, bermain peran, <br>permainan tradisional gopadi, dan puzzle.</p> Rr. Deni Widjayatri Iklimatul Hasanah Denissa Syairahma Amelia Nugraha Siti Annidatul Islamiyah Irens Sadin Copyright (c) 2023 Rr. Deni Widjayatri, Iklimatul Hasanah, Denissa Syairahma, Amelia Nugraha, Siti Annidatul Islamiyah, Irens Sadin 2023-06-30 2023-06-30 6 1 50 60 10.32505/atfaluna.v6i1.5906 Jarimatika method of daily prayer: Does it affect children’s spiritual intelligence? <p>Memorizing daily prayers has become a daily lesson in kindergarten. However, they find it challenging to memorize daily prayers without knowing the meaning, not understanding what is memorized, and they forget if not repeated and practiced by the teacher. This study aims to determine whether there is an influence between memorizing daily prayers by using the <em>jarimatika</em> method on children's spiritual intelligence at Malahayati Kindergarten, South Aceh. The <em>jarimatika</em> method of daily prayers relies on knuckles in memorizing daily prayers. Spiritual intelligence includes the development of awareness to build relationships with others in an ethical, moral and humane manner. This study used an experimental method with the number of samples taken in this study consisting of 11 children aged 5-6 years as the experimental class. The data analysis technique used is the t-test, hypothesis and normality test. The results of data analysis obtained t<sub>count</sub>&gt; t<sub>table</sub>;17.33&gt;1.812. Ha is accepted, and Ho is rejected. Therefore, the <em>jarimatika </em>method increases children's memorization of daily prayers and affects their spiritual intelligence.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Hijriati Hijriati Zikra Hayati Karnisah Karnisah Copyright (c) 2023 Hijri Zikra Hayati dan Karnisah, Zikra Hayati 2023-06-30 2023-06-30 6 1 61 70 10.32505/atfaluna.v6i1.6042