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Literacy Programs to Foster Interest in Reading in Early Childhood Education

Agus Ruswandi
Tiya Widiawati
Noneng Solihah
Sri Ratna Oktaviani
Ayep Hendra Budiawan


Reading interest of Indonesian citizens is currently so low. Data from UNESCO shows that Indonesia ranks second lowest in World Literacy, which is 0.001%, meaning that out of 1000 people only 1 person likes to read, inversely proportional to the use of gadgets which ranks fifth in the world including children, due to pandemic conditions that make them interact more with gadgets. Interest in reading needs to be instilled early because it is the best age in the development of one's intelligence and interest. The purpose of this study was to describe the implementation of literacy programs to foster reading interest in children aged 4-6 years. This research uses qualitative approach with naturalistic qualitative descriptive method. Data sources consist of principals, teachers, and parents. The results showed that the implementation of literacy programs to foster interest in reading children aged 4-6 years done through the activities of one week one book that is one week one book to be read at home, reading corner and literacy activities that are integrated with learning. The results showed that the implications of the literacy program on children's interest in Reading are quite optimal, although not maximal. The researcher's suggestion is that schools can provide more complete and adequate facilities and organize literacy programs more mature. In addition, educators can develop their literacy skills.

Keywords: Reading interest, literracy, early chilhood education ,


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