MENINGKATKAN MOTORIK HALUS ANAK DENGAN MELIPAT DAUN PISANG SEDERHANA KELOMPOK B TK PEDESAAN
Keywords:Fine Motor Ability, Folding Banana Leaf
This study was conducted to determine the improvement of children's fine motor skills which are applied in using folding activities. This research is a classroom action research (CAR). The subjects in this study were the children of group A and the teachers of the Cikamarang Rural Kindergarten. This research is collaborative, including researchers and classroom teachers. The data collection method used is the method of observation, interviews and documentation. The data analysis technique used is descriptive qualitative. The results of this study indicate an increase in children's fine motor skills through folding activities. This causes the need for research on improving fine motor skills through simple banana leaf folding activities in group B children of Cikamarang Rural Kindergarten, Pasirmuncang Village, Panyingkiran District, Majalengka Regency in 2019. Based on the problem of action research class then, the purpose of this classroom action research is to describe that simple banana leaf folding activities can improve the fine motor skills of children in group B Kindergarten in Rural Cikamarang, Pasirmuncang Village, Panyingkiran District, Majalengka Regency in 2019. This research uses the Class Action Research method. The research subjects were teachers and children in group B, Cikamarang Rural Kindergarten, Pasirmuncang Village, Panyingkiran District, Majalengka Regency in 2019, with a total of 25 students. The method of data collection was using observation. The data analysis technique used was descriptive quantitative where the success rate of the study was successful when the fine motor ability observation sheet reached 80%. Learning steps for folding banana leaves: preparation of tools and materials, the teacher demonstrates the stages of folding banana leaves. Fold 1 forms a cupboard shape, fold 2 forms a handkerchief shape, fold 3 forms a house shape, fold 4 forms a minang hat shape, fold 5 forms a truck head shape, and fold 6 forms a butterfly shape. The results showed that the success score in the first cycle was 52% to 92% in the second cycle. This represents an increase of 40%. Based on the research results, fine motor skills activities can be done by folding banana leaves. It is suggested that teachers can apply banana leaf folding play activities to improve children's fine motor skills. For schools, it is suggested that this research can be used as a policy in improving fine motor skills. It is suggested to other researchers to apply banana leaf folding to the development of language and cognitive aspects.