Kindergarten-age children are unique persons, who have a great curiosity and have a strong desire to imitate and try any stimulus or stimuli they sense in their environment.
The existence of teaching media as a support in the learning process is expected to be a stimulus needed by the child, because at that age they will be more interested and faster in terms of learning something that can be in his senses, both by means of being seen, heard, kissed, kissed and felt directly.
With the child’s interest, it is expected to stimulate the child to learn something in a faster and more enjoyable way.
On the basis of the above reasons, the existence of teaching media is expected to increase the learning process of the child, which in turn can heighten the child’s learning outcomes.
Types of Learning Media
The following are various learning media for early childhood
1. Media Audio
Arudi oni media is a defense media that contains messages in the form of auditive, also relying solely on the ability of sound, such as radio and also tapes.
For early childhood education this media can be used to play a story or song for children, through this medium the child is noticed to listen, listen to or also imitate the story and also the song played.
The benefit of audio media for early childhood is that it can stimulate the development of imagination as well as the development of language. By being able to mandate the media properly, this media must be prepared to the maximum, such as the small volume of sound.
2. Media Visual
Visual media is a medium that relies solely on the sense of vision. This form of visual media is graphic media and uga projection media. Graphic media is a visual medium that communicates between facts and also datta in the form of ideas or words thick with images such as posters, comics and also cartoons. While projection media is a projector medium that has elements of cahara as well as lenses or mirrors, for example is OHP, slides, and jgua film strips
Compared to audio media, visual media in certain situations is much better to use as a learning medium. Especially for early childhood. By using his vision a child will be able to know exactly about something learned. It’s just that for children who have limitations in media vision is not suitable to be made in learning.
3. Media Audio Visual
Audio visual media is one that has sound elements as well as image elements. This type of media is distinguished by two, among them audi visual still and audio visual motion,
- Audi visual still is a medium that displays sound as well as still images such as frame films, sound frame films and and sound prints.
- Motion visual audio streams media that can display sound and jgua images that move like sound movies as well as cassette vidio.
The use of tools in defense activities for early childhood should be in accordance with the needs of the child based on growth as well as the development and flow of the world of children in the world of play.