Language skills in preschooled children is one of the basic abilities in children that need to be developed. One of method that can be used is fairy tales. A fairy tale is a form of art whose story does not really occur that is entertaining and usually contains moral teachings in it. Fairy tales encourage children to develop imagination and vocabulary in pre-school age children. Therefore, this research was conducted to determine the effectiveness between interactive fairy tales and fairy tales using visual media on language skills in preschool children. The hypothesis proposed was that there was an influence of interactive fairy tale on the preschoolers’ language skills. Subjects used in this study were TPA’s student (Taman Pendidikan Al-Qur’an) in Sleman who were in the age range 4-6 years. This study was an experimental study with two group post test only design. Language skills in this study were measured by short questions with answers according to the fairy tales that were shown and read. Either fairy tales that shown or read have same title and storyline. The result of data analysis showed the significance of 0.008 (p> 0.05) can be interpreted that the hypothesis accepted. Based on the results of different test, it can be stated that there were differences in preschoolers’ language skills, namely children who listened to interactive tales developed more language skills than children who watched fairy tales with visual media. The obstacle in this study is the conditioning of the subject to begin the intervention session.
Interactive fairy tale, language skills, preschool age children