The Effectiveness of Brain Gym on The Cognitive Abilities of Children at Tk Aba 17 Palembang, Indonesia

Authors

  • Renda Natalina Pratama Faculty of Health Sciences, IKesT Muhammadiyah Palembang, Jl. Jenderal Ahmad Yani, 13 Ulu, Kec. Seberang Ulu II, Kota Palembang, Sumatera Selatan 30262, Indonesia
  • Citra Purwanti Faculty of Health Sciences, IKesT Muhammadiyah Palembang, Jl. Jenderal Ahmad Yani, 13 Ulu, Kec. Seberang Ulu II, Kota Palembang, Sumatera Selatan 30262, Indonesia
  • Rosmiarti Faculty of Health Sciences, IKesT Muhammadiyah Palembang,Jl. Jenderal Ahmad Yani, 13 Ulu, Kec. Seberang Ulu II, Kota Palembang, Sumatera Selatan 30262, Indonesia
  • Tukimin Bin Sansuwito Faculty of Nursing, Lincoln University College, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
  • Faridah Binti Mohd Said Faculty of Nursing, Lincoln University College, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Abstract

Early childhood cognitive development is the child's ability to understand something in the environment so that their knowledge will increase. This is closely related to brain control, so that children's cognitive development requires brain stimulation efforts. Stimulation is needed to improve children's development. Children who receive targeted and regular stimulation develop faster than children who do not receive stimulation. Brain Gym is a healthy natural alternative effort that includes a series of simple movements that can optimise human brain function so that a person can face various kinds of learning difficulties, tensions, and challenges to oneself and others. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of brain exercise in improving children's cognitive abilities. This research method is quasi-experimental and uses the chi-squared statistical test. The research sample consisted of 28 respondents, consisting of the treatment group and the control group. The results of statistical tests using the Chi Square test obtained 0.05 (0.018), which means that brain exercise is effective in improving children's cognitive abilities. So it is suggested that brain exercise can be applied to children so that learning becomes fun and improves their abilities.

Keywords:

Brain Gym, Children, Cognitive

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Published

2022-04-04

How to Cite

Renda Natalina Pratama, Citra Purwanti, Rosmiarti, Sansuwito , T. B. . ., & Said, F. B. M. . (2022). The Effectiveness of Brain Gym on The Cognitive Abilities of Children at Tk Aba 17 Palembang, Indonesia. Malaysian Journal of Medical Research (MJMR), 6(2), 6-11. Retrieved from https://ejournal.lucp.net/index.php/mjmr/article/view/1364