Rini Novianti Yusuf, Dede Nurul Qomariah, Siti Hamidah Hamidah


Children's motoric skills developed from birth, so they need a continuous stimulated to support the child's growth and development. Traditional games are mentioned as one of the effective ways to stimulate the development of gross motoric skills in children. This study aims to explore how to stimulated children's gross motoric skills through the traditional engklek game. Descriptive research method with a qualitative approach is used in this study. The results showed that simple motion exercises, the directional patting method, the "trench" jump and zigzag line, as well as the gacok forward throwing movement were proven effective ways to stimulated gross motoric skills in children through the traditional engklek game. These four simple ways not only help stimulated gross motoric skills in children, but also make play fun and safe.


Keterampilan motorik anak berkembang sejak lahir, sehingga memerlukan stimulus yang berkelanjutan guna mendukung tumbuh kembang anak. Permainan tradisional disebut-sebut sebagai salah satu cara efektif dalam menstimulus perkembangan keterampilan motorik kasar pada anak. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengeksplorasi cara menstimulus keterampilan motorik kasar anak melalui permainan tradisional engklek. Metode penelitian deskriptif dengan pendekatan kualitatif digunakan dalam penelitian ini. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa latihan gerak sederhana, metode tepukan arah, lompat “parit” dan garis zigzag, serta gerakan melempar gacok ke depan merupakan cara yang terbukti efektif dalam menstimulus keterampilan motorik kasar pada anak melalui permainan tradisional engklek. Empat cara sederhana ini tidak hanya membantu menstimulus keterampilan motorik kasar pada anak, tetapi juga mewujudkan permainan yang menyenangkan dan aman.


anak usia dini; engklek; motorik kasar; permainan tradisional; stimulus

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