Aṭfāluna: Journal of Islamic Early Childhood Education https://journal.iainlangsa.ac.id/index.php/atfaluna <p><span style="text-align: justify;">Aṭfālunā: Journal of Islamic Early Childhood Education is 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 aspect of early childhood education.The journal welcoming all the fundamental theory, experiments and simulation, application of a systemic proposed method, sufficient review on 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, June and December. As your commitment to the advancement in early childhood education, the journal invites the scholar, lecturers, activists, and all interested term who loved in early childhood education issue.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> en-US syarfina@iainlangsa.ac.id (Syarfina) zaimjr@gmail.com (Noffrizal Zaim) Wed, 30 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0700 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Infusing the concept of aqil baligh for early childhood https://journal.iainlangsa.ac.id/index.php/atfaluna/article/view/2586 <p>The article discusses the concept of teaching and learning <em>aqil baligh</em> in early childhood and given the importance of one readiness in carrying out one duty as a <em>mukallaf</em> when it has reached <em>aqil baligh</em>. Teaching and learning <em>aqil</em> <em>baligh</em> for early age children is not a provision of obligations but rather a preparation, training, and habituation to welcome the period of imposition of obligations (<em>taklif</em>) when he is <em>baligh</em> later. This is qualitative research based on a literature review. Data collection of this study was from books, journals of research results related to early childhood education. Early childhood education (between 0- 7 years) emphasizes the attainment of one's awareness of carrying out orders and abandoning the prohibitions of God. Learning material includes <em>aqidah</em>, worship (<em>ibadah</em>), and morals (<em>akhlak</em>) with several models. Early Childhood Education teachers must develop and model it for the children.</p> Wahidah Wahidah Copyright (c) 2021 Aṭfāluna: Journal of Islamic Early Childhood Education https://journal.iainlangsa.ac.id/index.php/atfaluna/article/view/2586 Fri, 25 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0700 Teachers’ understanding towards concepts and processes of children's literacy https://journal.iainlangsa.ac.id/index.php/atfaluna/article/view/1646 <p>This study aims to describe the understanding and process of implementing literacy in early childhood. The method used in this study is a qualitative descriptive method. Data collection techniques were used through observation, interviews, and documentation. The subjects&nbsp;were Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers in&nbsp;Lhokseumawe. Ten&nbsp;teachers were selected using purposive sampling technique from five kindergartens; Pertiwi Kindergarten, Bunayya,&nbsp;Safiatuddin and&nbsp;Ukhtani. The results showed that: (1) the understanding of ECE&nbsp;teachers in Lhokseumawe interpreted the concept of literacy as a basic skill that children must have in reading, writing, and speaking. Introduction of literacy for early childhood as initial preparation to master reading, writing and speaking skills so that early childhood becomes more prepared to face education at the next level, Elementary School or <em>Madrasah Ibtidaiyah</em>, (2) The process of implementing literacy in ECE&nbsp;institutions is generally carried out in various forms of play activities and children's daily habit and using various forms of methods and media or educational toys.</p> Elfiadi Elfiadi Copyright (c) 2021 Aṭfāluna: Journal of Islamic Early Childhood Education https://journal.iainlangsa.ac.id/index.php/atfaluna/article/view/1646 Wed, 30 Jun 2021 13:20:20 +0700 The phonic method for improving students’ speaking ability https://journal.iainlangsa.ac.id/index.php/atfaluna/article/view/2859 <p>The study was underlain by the child's introduction to letters performed by memorization, in which the children find it difficult to know it in sequence. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to increase children's ability to know the letters through phonic methods. The study applied the Class Action Research (CAR) Method with a model of Kemmis and Taggart. The data collection technique used is observation and test. The result of the study showed that a child could recognize the vowel and consonants. However, no child can recognize the initial letter sounds of the images of objects contained on the card, and there was no child able to combine letters into syllables and words at the pretest stage. In cycle I, there are 12 children able to recognize the vowel and consonant letters, 13 children can recognize the initial letter sounds of the images of objects contained on the cards, and 12 children can combine letters into syllables and words. In cycle II, there are 17 children able to recognize vowel and consonant letters, 16 children can recognize the initial letter sounds of the images of objects contained on the cards, and 15 children can combine letters into syllables and words. Thus the application of the phonic method can improve child-speaking ability.</p> Mawaddah Ulya, Rita Mahriza, Siti Habsari Pratiwi Copyright (c) 2021 Aṭfāluna: Journal of Islamic Early Childhood Education https://journal.iainlangsa.ac.id/index.php/atfaluna/article/view/2859 Wed, 30 Jun 2021 13:20:56 +0700 Implementation of language development for children in daycare https://journal.iainlangsa.ac.id/index.php/atfaluna/article/view/2457 <p>Language development activities in daycare are essential because they can increase children's vocabulary. This study aims to determine how the process of implementing children's language development activities in daycare centres. This study uses the qualitative method. The data were collected by observing the language development of children aged 2-4 years at the Twin Course Daycare and interviewing six caregivers there. The study results showed that the implementation of language development in the Twin Course daycare centre was carried out well. It can be seen from how the teacher applies it in daily activities by reading stories, playing games that can stimulate children's language, listening to the radio, dancing, and responding to children. Therefore, research related to the effective implementation of the language development program can be studied further.</p> Halimatus Sakdiah, Delfi Eliza Copyright (c) 2021 Aṭfāluna: Journal of Islamic Early Childhood Education https://journal.iainlangsa.ac.id/index.php/atfaluna/article/view/2457 Wed, 30 Jun 2021 19:07:04 +0700 The use of learning media in recognizing children's vocabulary in kindergarten https://journal.iainlangsa.ac.id/index.php/atfaluna/article/view/2794 <p>The purpose of this study was to determine the use of learning media in introducing children’s English vocabulary in Aisyiyah Kindergarten Bustanul Athfal Tapan, Pesisir Selatan District. The method used in this research is descriptive qualitative. The informants in this study were teachers who pursued classes B1, B2, B3, and B4. This study’s data collection techniques were carried out by observation, interviews, field notes, and documentation. This research was carried out for approximately five weeks. Data analysis in the form of descriptions was in the form of words with data reduction techniques, display data and drawing conclusions and data validity techniques using credibility, transferability, and dependability techniques. Based on the research results that have been done, it was found that the learning media was favored by children in the learning process of introducing children’s English vocabulary. The learning media used by teachers have various unique variations that attract children’s attention and make children more enthusiastic in learning English vocabulary introduction. The learning media used by the teacher in introducing children’s English vocabulary at Aisyiyah Bustanul Athfal Tapan Kindergarten are visual learning media in the form of flashcards, audio-visual learning media in the form of videos, and audio learning media in the form of songs.</p> Halfiza Etri, Rismareni Pransiska Copyright (c) 2021 Aṭfāluna: Journal of Islamic Early Childhood Education https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journal.iainlangsa.ac.id/index.php/atfaluna/article/view/2794 Wed, 30 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0700 Improving early childhood creativity through calligraphy activity from coffee dregs https://journal.iainlangsa.ac.id/index.php/atfaluna/article/view/2829 <p>Creativity in early childhood at TK Pertiwi 26-13 Bogares Kidul is still low. This situation can be seen from the lack of imagination, initiative, and confidence in children to try new activities while learning. The purpose of this research is to increase the creativity, interest, and enthusiasm of children in learning calligraphy. Besides that, it is also to reduce coffee waste in the coffee shops around TK Pertiwi 26-13 Bogares Kidul. This research method uses PTK. The CAR uses the planning, implementation, observation, and reflection stages. The research location was in group B2 in&nbsp; TK Pertiwi 26-13 Bogares Kidul, with 14 students. The study using tools such as research sheets along with study evidence. For the study of evidence using qualitative analysis. The effect of the research conducted shows that children’s creativity increases. With the data in the first cycle, it was found that 35.7% of the children’s creativity level was then continued in the second cycle, which could be increased up to 80%. Therefore it was concluded that the children’s creativity experienced an increase through calligraphy activities from coffee dreg</p> Irma wati, Raden Rachmy Diana Copyright (c) 2021 Aṭfāluna: Journal of Islamic Early Childhood Education https://journal.iainlangsa.ac.id/index.php/atfaluna/article/view/2829 Wed, 30 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0700