Impact of learning resources on children’s performance on pre-school science at Ithiru zone, Kandara sub county, Murang’a county
The purpose of this study was to find out the impact of learning resources on performance in pre-school science. The following were the objectives: To examine the effects of real objects on children’s performance in preschool, to determine whether the frequency of using learning resources has any impact on children’s performance in preschool science, to establish the effect of the ratio of the learning resources to the number of children on children’s performance in preschool science and to determine whether diagram or pictures have any effect on children’s performance in preschool science. The literature reviewed on impact of learning resources on children’s performance in preschool science covered real object, use of pictures and diagrams. The study used quasi-experimental research design. There were two groups used-control and experimental. The target population comprises of pre-school children, primary children, primary science teachers, preschool teachers and headteachers. The five best and worst performed school were chosen purposively. The study used questionnaires, observation interview and document analysis. From the study it was concluded that the children who used learning resources performed better than those who did not use them. Based on findings it was recommended that the lessons should be made more practical than theoretical. Community, parents, teachers and government should be involved in providing learning resources. The study showed that learning resources have positive impact in children’s performance in preschool science the results obtained indicated, that teaching and learning resources create motivation in learning by supporting the learning process. The study found that children learning using resource perform better than those who do not.