The Uses and Benefits of Origami
Origami is in"creasing".
Origami has long been appreciated as a beautiful
form of art.
Folding is only a small part of this fascinating art form. Origami
gives the folder the opportunity to make creative designs and figures;
in recent years people have found many ways to use origami in other
areas. For example, teachers have discovered that it is a wonderful
teaching tool with many
educational benefits. In addition, paperfolding is being used in
physical therapy, in
mental health programs,
and as a source of
entertainment and enjoyment. Origami is becoming a very important activity that has many useful benefits.
Schools have begun to realize the educational value of origami.
It is a
great hands-on activity and a wonderful resource that
teaches students how to follow directions,
Math teachers have found that they can use origami to develop math lessons in
Language Arts teachers have found that they can use origami to introduce units in
Science and social studies teachers are using origami to introduce lessons as well. As you can see, origami has become a very useful teaching tool in education.
encourages cooperation among students,
improves motor skills, and
it helps develop multi-cultural awareness.
Many therapists use paperfolding in their fields of medicine. Physical therapist use origami as a fun way to exercise hand muscles that they are trying to rehabilitate. People who suffer from arthritis or other physical problems also report that as they fold origami figures, the muscles in their hands are strengthened. Psychologists, as well, are using origami in their medical field. They have found that the coordinated work of both hands when folding origami helps with the development of
motor skills, as well as
The folding of origami can also be helpful to some people because it can be a tool by which they can relieve stress. For example, one of my classmates shares that when he gets stressed out about a test or life in general, he takes time to do origami and this helps relieve his stress.
Origami is a great source of entertainment. Many people enjoy origami because it is fun and they like to do it. They like to share ideas with other people who also enjoy folding origami models. There are several origami clubs and
organizations where members share ideas and interest. There are also large origami conventions that people from all over the world attend. This is a great way to get to meet new people who share the love of origami.
The benefits gained from folding origami models are very valuable. As the
interest in the art of origami increases, so do the uses and benefits. That is
why this ancient art form still continues to intrigue people all around the