Origami and your kid.

Discussion in 'Kids' started by firstcry, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. firstcry

    firstcry Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2016
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    29
    Origami is an ancient art of making paper toys, especially by folding paper in different ways. Recent research studies show that origami is a great tool to improve your kid's learning abilities. The best part is that children in all groups find it interesting and enjoyable. With the advent of Internet you can easily find YouTube videos and other sources to guide you on this.

    It is also find that origami helps kids understand geometrical concepts in a better way. While playing with origami they get an overall idea of various shapes & measurements. It also aids them to know fractions and improve their problem solving skills to a great extent.
     
    harijobs and to7update like this.
  2. snoopyWrites

    snoopyWrites New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2018
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is a great activity to do with your kids and it is quite fun too. However at first, do not expect them to fully get involved into it. My son first took interest in origami when he has a school assignment to bring an origami butterfly. I tried to make it myself at first and then taught him how to do it. But since he's so young back then, he lost interest with the complicated instructions. So what we did is look for the basic ones first and this turned out a great project at home because it was so fun to do especially when we can create several pieces and make a sort of collection from our creations and he was loving all of it.

    We are trying to learn kirigami now since he's grown up a little and can handle the craft knife now. So thankful that the internet supplies all the patterns though. ;)
     
  3. to7update

    to7update Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2016
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    75
    Talk me about origami... :) I've always loved to do paper planes, and my kid discovered some videos on the TV about making a specific paper plane. He tried to do it (he's 10) and failed, so I was his salvation. Took me 30 minutes to do it, not that much, but then he just left it there for weeks and never tried it haha! Finally I took it outside with him and we tried it out, and for 30 minutes work, I was not impressed... :)
     
  4. kaka135

    kaka135 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2017
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    118
    My kids enjoy doing origami since they are young. I have bought a few origami books, and when I am not free to do it with them, they can still follow the book and try to make something with papers. We just recently visited a school and they were showing some great origami toys, those are really amazing. I am going to find out how to make them soon.
     
    to7update likes this.
  5. to7update

    to7update Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2016
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    75
    That's pretty cool that your kids can do that by themselves, and I credit you for that because you managed a way to make them interested. My kids like to play football, some games when it's with me or their mother, but they don't do origami by themselves, even if they have origami sets at home for years now...
     
  6. Nocturnal Writer

    Nocturnal Writer Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2016
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    56
    Adults really like doing paper folding to form any object like a bird, a boat, a flower, a dog, among others. They find it very challenging. This is likewise a good educational aid for the kids to tap their creativity and ingenuity out of origami. I love teaching this to our 4-year old granddaughter. She loves doing it.
     
  7. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2016
    Messages:
    576
    Likes Received:
    219
    Origami is almost the same as lego, the building blocks where the young mind is exercised. Origami is the art of folding paper to create something like a bird or maybe airplane. The folding itself is a challenge to the toddler that he would use his mind on how to arrive to the desired folds of the paper. As I said, just like lego, origami is one good mental calisthenics for children.
     
  8. nangk08

    nangk08 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2017
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    98
    My son does enjoy origami and he keeps making stuff whenever he has spare time and the mood. I too like to do something of origami now and then but I was not aware of the so many amazing benefits that we get from it. But I think any such creative skill that needs focus, concentration and involves brain activity is indeed good for our mind and soul.
     
  9. harijobs

    harijobs Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2017
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    18
    I am 22 and I love origami especially 3d origami. So I taught my cousin who is now in his first grade and surprisingly he showed more interest and he was keen on learning more about this art form. He was quite a naughty boy but since now he is busy making origami our neighborhood is quite happy about it. :) It is quite good to know about the benefits of improving the child's activities.
     
  10. tyche

    tyche Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2016
    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    63
    Origami was quite popular
     
  11. Kakashi2020

    Kakashi2020 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2018
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    17
    I remember when I was in grades school, we took up Origami in our art class and I learned how to fold different kinds and colors of paper into shapes of birds and animals, it was quite fun then, sadly my kids art class didn't teach Origami. I wish that schools would teach Origami in their Art classes again.
     
    nangk08 likes this.
  12. nangk08

    nangk08 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2017
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    98
    You are lucky! My school didn't have origami either, in fact there was hardly any stress given on art or craft apart from basics. Even now, we have to find out special classes and join them if we have to learn Origami. Since you already have learned it , why don't you teach your kids? It will help you reconnect with the art form?
     
  13. kaka135

    kaka135 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2017
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    118
    3D origami is fun, and I am learning how to make them too. We made some paper folding crafts in the playground last week, with another two kids. I think origami can be a good activity among kids and also adults. I just read a tutorial about making paper tetris, so I plan to make some paper cubes, then glue them together and start playing the game. I just made a simple basket ball game with paper folding this afternoon. The kids were having fun playing with the simple game. :D

    I always search in YouTube for the tutorials, there are plenty of them.
     
    harijobs likes this.
  14. to7update

    to7update Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2016
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    75
    Origami is a lot of fun, but it's a lot of work too. I think that more important than the results, it's the time we spend with our kids folding the paper, that shared time and difficulties is what makes parents bond with their kids. :)
     

Share This Page