All About Origami
Is origami a source of craft
Origami used to be a core program for the pre-school children from the 19th century (Meiji-Period) in Japan. It is also considered as a subject. "Basic Geometry," but as the days passed people thought learning folding patterns ruined children's creativity, so for a while it was forgotten in the educational area.
Now origami is appreciated again by its potential source of education for math, geometry, chemistry, and of course, art. It helps children understand the systematic concepts of those subjects and helps them to think logically, because it is a hand-on project and it's really fun to fold and complete as a product. The Origami folding process shows children its geometric change of angles, corners, sides, and diagonals.
(Picture-Origami Class at Iiyama pre-school)
Origami simply used to be play for young children, but it is respected and valued with its creativity and richness as the educational resources. The repetition of folding patterns requires patience and skill for perfection. Modern education has more alternatives introducing Origami to the class. Truly, it is really fun and practical for all of us.