Empowering parents in a bedtime storytelling program for children during a pandemic

Ridha Pratama Rusli, Linda Setiawati, Diemas Arya Komara


This article discusses parental empowerment in guiding children during online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is carried out with a focus on telling stories before going to sleep. The dedication method strengthens parents' understanding that it is essential to tell bedtime stories to increase children's emotional development. The results of the program's implementation show that telling bedtime stories to parents are beneficial for children's development in morals, imagination, interest in reading, and knowledge. This activity also affects the language and emotional intelligence of children. In online learning, the role of parents is essential in accompanying children. This program is carried out as part of KKN at the Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia to overcome the impact of COVID-19 in the education sector. Parents' application of bedtime stories significantly benefits children's development, especially during a pandemic. Parents can apply this method to support children's stories and in subsequent programs to assess the program's effectiveness in the longer term.


COVID-19 pandemic; distance learning; parental empowerment; storytelling activities


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17509/dedicated.v1i1.59237


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