Hilaluddin Hanafi, Aris Badara, Wa Kuasa Baka, Sartiah Yusran, Alberth
Abstract: The utilization of traditional games in teaching has been done in some of both developed and developing countries. In Indonesia, some kindergartens have utilized some local traditional games to develop children intelligence. One of these is Sodokoro game. To have a strong theoretical base and to comply with educational philosophy on this game, this study used Research and Development method. The model was combined with action research to justify model. In addition, it was conducted a visiting to some Kindergartens that utilize the Sodokoro game as teaching media. This study concluded that it is very important to develop linguistic intelligence of children because from this intelligence, it can be derived other intelligences. The result imply that it needs further and in-depth studies that mainly related to the physique, psychic and sosiological aspets of chidren in utilizing the game. Hence, the study recommend a curriculum development, both from government and nongovernemnet in order the study decided to be a model of teaching of the early childhood.
Keywords: Children, Sodokoro, Linguistics Intelligence, Learning