How Indonesian Early Childhood Educators Introduce Alphabet to Kids

[Speaker] Priwati, Acintya R:1
[Co-author] Ariani, Aulia:1, Marissa, Dian N:1
1:Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia (Indonesia)

The ability to identify the letters of alphabet is one of the best predictors of how readily the children will learn to read (Treiman, Kesler, & Pollo, 2005). Indonesian children learn alphabet at very young age. They learn alphabet with the accompany of early childhood educators. The aim of this study was to understand the way Indonesian early childhood educators introduce alphabet to kids. This study conducted to 260 early childhood educators in Yogyakarta Special Region. The data were collected by open-ended questionnaire. Bracketing in qualitative research was used as a method to analyze the data. The result shows that there are 14 differrent ways used by Indonesia early childhood educators. Those 14 ways respectively are the use of card, labelling, game, vocal, tracing, writing, making a collage, colouring, draw, read, sorting, et cetera.

Keywords: alphabet learning, introducing alphabet, early childhood learning
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