THE INFLUENCE OF CONGKLAK SEEDS OF SAMBUTAN GAMES ON CHILDREN COUNTING ABILITY
Early childhood with the background that cannot be separated from playing activities should be used as a gap in developing various aspects of development, one of which is playing that can help the cognitive development. Congklak game is a traditional game known by various names throughout Indonesia. There are a lot of materials that can be used in this game, such as many kinds of shell including rambutan seeds, and if not available, seeds from plants and small stones. The purpose of this research is to find out how the effect of playing congklak with rambutan seeds on cognitive development of students at Hidayatul Islamiyah Kindergarten institutions, Sumurugul Village, Wanayasa District, Purwakarta Regency. This study used an experimental method with a single subject research design pattern to determine the causes and effects of the research variables. The sample in this study were two children aged 5-6 years at Hidayatul Islamiah Kindergarten. The method used in this study is the SSR (Single Subject Research) method which is an experimental study to look at behavior and evaluate certain interventions or treatments and is carried out repeatedly within a certain period of time. The instruments used were observation and analysis of each subject studied from before the treatment (Baseline 1), during the treatment (Intervention) and after the treatment (Baseline 2). The results of the study indicated a good impact on children's counting ability, the research subjects obtained a percentage of 25% at the 1st baseline, while at the 2nd baseline it increased to 90%. This research results had a positive impact on stimulating children's cognitive development, namely children could observe the shape and size of rambutan seeds as well as children could be trained in how to count according to the composition.
Keywords: congklak, game for childhood, cognitive development, counting