The Role of Gesture in Children Memorize

Lita Anasthasia Anggraeni


This research is conducted in order to find the effect of movement on children's memory, how children can memorize rote and several languages through movement. This study used psycolinguistic perspective in order to get the information about memory.  This study took data from the researcher's younger sister who was twelve years old. From the data that has been analyzed, it shows that iconic movements have a tremendous influence on children's memory. Like the younger sister of the researcher, she can quickly memorize a few sentences in the Indonesian translation of Surah Al-Ikhlas and can even remember it for a very long time. This is an easy way for children to learn to memorize something.


Keywords: Children’s memory, Psycolinguistic Perspective, and Iconic Movement

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