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The Power Of Origami! Stimulate Your Brain With Origami.

Posted by Ishii Misuzu on

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Origami is one of Japanese traditional paper art that creates shapes, just by folding a sheet of paper.

Origami is not just a paper folding play.
Studies suggested that the technique of folding paper stimulates in memory and learning development (cognitive function) and fine motor skills including hand coordination skills, especially among children.

Nowadays, origami is one of well-practiced educational activities for children in many countries.

 

折り紙は「折る」という単純な作業だけで様々な形を作る事ができる、日本の伝統的な遊びです。

この折り紙、実はかなり脳を使いながら手を動かしているのです。

近年では、手先を器用に使う折り紙は、脳を鍛える手段の一つとして世界的にも注目されています。

 

Many children in Japan have been playing with Origami as one of educational activities. Many schools from preschool to elementary school in Japan incorporate paper folding into lessons as a classroom activity because it helps improve sociability and learning skills include following instructions, rules, and routine make up cognitive skills.

 

「折り紙は集中力を高め、発想力が磨かれる」など

脳の発達にも良いとされている事から

日本では、子どもの頃から教育の一環として折り紙で遊びます。

 

Let's start teaching children Origami while improving their brain development and motor skills!
It also helps communication skills in both parents and a child, too.

 

ぜひ、折り紙を子ども達に教えながら一緒にやってみませんか?

頭を使うだけではなく、一緒にやる事で

子どもとのコミュニケーションも深まりますよ。

 

 Today, a 5 year-old boy tried making an origami cat with Catchy Cat Origami.

 今回はCatchy猫折り紙を5歳の男の子と作ってみました!

 

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There are many origami to choose from

たくさんある!どれにしようかな〜

 

 Many different cat designs make anyone being excited just by looking at them.

 好きな猫の柄を選んでいると、どんな猫が作れるのかワクワクしてきます。

 

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First, make a triangle...

まずは三角に折って・・・

 

 Folding a paper in half very carefully.

He was focusing on details and following the instruction.

 

端っこと端っこを丁寧に合わせていきます。

なかなか集中している様子。

 

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How do I do it?

ここ、どうやるの?

 

Instead of doing the hard parts for him, gave verbal directions to help him figure out as much as he could by himself.

 

難しい所は少しだけヒントをあげながら

なるべく自分で考えるように誘導していきます。

 

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How do I fold it inside?

内側に折るって何??

 

 Parents also need to pay attention for giving clear instruction that children can understand.
Origami really requires a lot of efforts and good communication in both parents and children.

 

どんな風に伝えればわかってもらえるか

折り方を伝える方もなかなか考えなければいけません。

お互いに頭を使いながら折っていきます。

 

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Almost there!

あと少し!

 

At the end of the steps, he was more focused on origami, which helped stimulate his hand coordination skills.
He also started showing smiles after seeing his origami was becoming to look more like a cat.

 

最後の方になってくると、どんどん集中してきて

おのずと姿勢まで良くなってきました!

出来上がりが近くなると楽しくて笑顔が増えます。

 

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Yay! I did it!

やったー!できたよ!

 

Very proud to see his origami cat!

上手にできました!

 

Although he was still a little clumsy, he showed us that even a little child like himself can make an origami cat!

 

He was very happy to see his own origami cat.

His origami cat with crooked ears really is a one-of-a-kind origami cat in the world.

 

ちょっと不器用な折り方だけど

ひとつ一つ丁寧に折っていけば、子どもでも出来ます。

ちゃんと猫の顔ができたから、嬉しくてご機嫌!

 

キレイに作られた猫折り紙もいいけれど

ちょっと耳がズレてる所が、また愛おしく

世界で一つの猫折り紙のできあがりです。

 

 

Origami paper is very light and easy to carry.

It is a perfect quiet activity for children, especially for a road trip or even in a waiting room.

 

Happy crafting with Catchy Cat Origami!!

 

また、折り紙のいい所はコンパクトに持ち運べる所。

例えば子どもが静かに待たなければいけない場所や

お出かけ中に退屈してしまった時など

折り紙で遊べば楽しい時間が過ごせますよ。

 

ぜひみなさんも猫折り紙、作ってみてくださいね!

 

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