Abstract

Purpose of Study: This research aims to explain children's honesty through the snake and ladder media. This study was conducted in Cahaya early childhood education age 4-5 in Jembatan Merah, Surabaya. By choosing this media as a supporting medium that allows children to be honest. This research will bring the child into real-time situations to introduce moral education through a field trip. There were several aspects that must be considered in determining the purpose of planting honesty in early childhood, there were age, physical aspects and psychological aspects of children. Several factors can also influence the development of the child's honesty value, innate (internal) and environmental (external) factors.

Methodology: This research used qualitative research to describe the results. Subjects this research were 9 children of Cahaya early childhood education aged 4-5 years in Jembatan Merah Surabaya, with the reason that in this institution happened the problem of children still not able to care and keep everything, to say honestly, admitted a mistake and forgive a friend who was mistaken. This research used descriptive qualitative data analysis. The research instrument was obtained through observation with the observation sheet, interview with teacher and child, and documentation during activity with snake ladder media.

Results: The results of research, it was known that the children were able to care and keep things together, accustomed, to tell the truth, willing to admit mistakes, apologize if they were wrong and forgive friends who were mistaken. The four indicators seen children begin to develop so honesty in children can be taught in schools by using the snake ladder media honesty.

Implications/Applications: The implantation of early years children’s honesty can be conducted through learning activities that use interactive media to children. In accordance with Gagne's opinion, media is the various types of components in the student environment that can stimulate students to learn.

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