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The Art Of Origami


Paper folding was a popular childhood pastime for many of us. But did we know that this simple pastime has a huge positive impact on our brain development? The art of paper folding, or Origami, as it is popularly called, is known to help children develop crucial behavioral skills and also in facilitating a child’s brain development. This traditional paper folding art is of Japanese origin, and is known to play a big role in a child’s overall growth and development.

Origami is known to help build a child’s social skills by making him smart. Additionally, it is known to have a positive learning experience that is therapeutic and stimulates a child’s learning and sensory coordination. It is also an effective social activity as children play different games using origami. It can be used to share learning experiences without any judgment.

According to earthlink, “Origami is well-suited to working with a classroom of 30 or more students. In a multi-age setting, paper-folding tends to eliminate the status associated with age differences; the younger children are often in a position to teach the older children, and it provides an activity that works well when teaming different grade levels. Many teachers report that children who do no "star" in other places, are often quick to learn origami and help their classmates master the steps.”

Origami is known to impart in a child, several skills like behavioral skills, co-operative learning, mathematical intelligence, cognitive development, multi-cultural awareness and community building. Thus, origami is not just a pastime but an activity that makes children sharp by increasing their concentration. It also helps in developing reflexes and helps children develop eye-hand co-ordination.

For more on this, please check out our ClipBook, ‘The Art of Origami.’


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