Hula Hoop Dance in Early Childhood (Case Study in Bon Thorif Kindergarten, Palembang South Sumatera)

Sumarni, Sri and Andika, Windi Dwi (2020) Hula Hoop Dance in Early Childhood (Case Study in Bon Thorif Kindergarten, Palembang South Sumatera). Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research (ASSEHR), 58. pp. 429-435. ISSN 1951-6851

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Digital world nowadays gives positive impact on many aspects of development. However, there are also negative impacts in the shift of activity patterns, from motoric activities to playing gadget in the early childhood, even though it is the golden age of the motor development. This important issue encourages this present study to investigate an appropriate exercise program for early childhood compared to gadget. Based on the preliminary study on the use of Hula Hoop Dance in Bon Thorif kindergarten in Palembang, it was found that this dance is a favored development program to actively engage children to have ideal body proportions. This uniqueness directs the need of conducting a case study on how this dance really matters. There were sixteen children as the research subject. The data were collected by using observation, interview and documentation. By Spradley Model analysis, it was revealed that the psychomotor aspect developed healthy-fitness and children’s awareness perception. In the aspect of healthy-fitness, Hula Hoop Dance consists of: balance, coordination, speed, agility, power, innovation, and proportional weight. While in the aspect of awareness perception, Hula Hoop dance consists of: body awareness, spatial awareness, directional awareness, and temporal awareness. Therefore, Hula Hoop Dance is a fun activity which optimizes psychomotoric aspects of development rather than playing gadget. It can also be an alternative development program for early childhood movement throughout the country. Keywords: Hula Hoop dance, early childhood, physical development

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1139.2-1139.5 Early childhood education
Divisions: 06-Faculty of Education and Educational Science > 86202-Early Childhood Education (S1)
Depositing User: Dr. SRI SUMARNI, M.Pd
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2021 06:28
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2021 06:28

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