The development of children under five is very important part. At this time, children also experience a critical period. Various forms of disease, malnutrition, lack of and love stimulation at this age will lead a negative impact that persists until adulthood even to old age. The purpose of this study is to determine the differences in language skills of children with the treatment of storytelling methods without storytelling. Methode: The method this study used quasy experiment with pretest – posttest design of treatment and control group. A sample of 50 children in the Nusantara and Kasih Bunda play ground in Sudimoro Village, Megaluh, Jombang. Data collection was taken from August 20 to September 6, 2018. Sampling was carried out using a simple ramdom sampling. The dependent variable in this study was language ability, the independent variable was storytelling. Data analysis used t-test. Results: The results of study found that treatment group had an influence of storytelling on language skills in pre-school children, whereas there were no differences in story telling of language skills in the treatment and control groups. Conclusion: This study was expected that teacher could help children in developing children's language skills used story telling using other methods.
Mamik Ratnawati, Monika Sawitri Prihatini, Heni Maryati, Ririn Probowati, Fitri Firanda Nurmalisyah, Edi Siswantoro. The application of storytelling in pre: School children towards language ability. International Journal of Nursing and Health Research, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 36-38