THE EFFECT OF ONLINE INTERACTIVE GAME ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING
Coronavirus became outbreak that worsened day by day, it needed serious handling that had to be done by government to solve the problem soon, and every people had to implement social distancing to defeat this Covid-19 pandemic. The study aimed to analyze the effect of online interactive play on social development of school age children during social distancing. The population of this study was all students (146 students) in Gambiran Elementary School, Mojoagung sub-district. The sampling technique that used in this study was total sampling with 146 samples and analized by wilcoxon signed Rank test. The result showed that before the interactive game, social development of school age children were categorized less as many as 23 students (16.7%), categorized adequate 15 (10.2%), and good 108 (73.9%) students, the post-test results showed that all respondents got a good score. The result of the analysis was p 0.000 meant that there was an effect of interactive games on the social development of school age children. Interactive games helped children socialize with peers more optimally because they were more intensive and controlled.