Emotion Development Stimulation Method in Children 5-7 Years Old
The age of 5-7 years is the golden age, where all aspects of child development are in a period of rapid growth. Development stimulation at that phase is very appropriate to do. Five to seven years old is a transition from early age to childhood, emotional development of children enters a critical period where the child has recognized the emotions that exist in him but has not been able to manage it properly. Emotion is an important aspect for children to defend themselves in life. One important factor in stimulating children's emotions is the teacher. How teachers' perceptions and understanding of children's emotional development and stimulation are sufficiently influential on the child's ability to recognize and manage his emotions. The purpose of this study was to find out how teachers understand and how to stimulate children's emotions 5-7 years in school. Subjects in this study were early childhood teachers and lower class elementary school teachers totaling 25 people. Data collection uses interviews and open questions. Data were analyzed using a qualitative approach. The results showed that the teacher's understanding of children's emotional development was good, but the provision of stimulation of emotional development in children was not precise. Stimulation by the teacher still depends on the teacher's own perception and understanding which has not yet in accordance with the concept of children development.