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For young children there is often the satisfaction of being able to fold a piece of paper into a figure that they aren't yet capable of drawing. Origami teaches children much more than just how to make cute toys. They learn dexterity, they learn to listen and follow directions. They learn creativity and perception and surprisingly they learn to relax.
This activity has proven to be effective in teaching children to be patient and attentive. Both of these skills are necessary in a group as well as in every day living. Origami also teaches children about problems solving and other aspects of mathematics that are relative to life. It also encourages children to set goals and work toward achieving them.
Certain set shapes were fashioned from folded paper for special occasions like weddings, while serrated strips of white paper were used to adorn sacred objects in the shrines, a practice that continues to this day. There wasn't a lot of origami just as an art form at that time. In Japan from the early 1600's through the late 1800's, several forms of entertainment were developed for the common people; origami, now as an art form was one of those entertainments.
Origami is a learning experience that incorporates communication skills and problem solving skills. It's also a great activity to promote goal setting. Finishing an origami project takes time but the results are beautiful and fulfilling. Seeing the outcome of the project in a picture and working toward it provides an individual with a goal.
Many serious origamists have their own websites showcasing their work and sharing essential tips and advice about the art of origami. There are websites that have free origami instructions that can be downloaded and printed for the individual's use. The more a person searches the Internet for information about origami, the more they'll learn just how much there is to learn about this fascinating activity.
However there is certainly a requirement for imagination, creativity, mathematical knowledge and patience. The challenging aspects of origami require much thought and logic. Actually folding paper is not difficult but depending on the level of origami, completing an entire project can be tough. Origami is an activity that can be learned if the individual is interested.