Origami is the ancient art of folding paper into beautifully finished sculptures from simple boxes to more elaborate pieces like flowers and animals. In Japan, this skill was handed down from parent to child and was used for religious ceremonies only because the paper was quite expensive.
Aside from being a beautiful form of art, Origami is beneficial as a learning modality for children. Kids will develop a profusion of improved skills and talents. They’ll experience better eye and hand agility and coordination, improved memory and concentration skills, dimensional skills, math logic, ability to arrange steps in order, heightened attention skills, develop fine motor skills and foster an abundance of patience. But above all these enhanced abilities, kids will have fun.
Today, this art form can be practiced by anyone who is willing to learn this craft. And one of the best ways to learn is through books, and there are plenty on the market for both beginners and experienced Origami artists. But for small kids, learning this art may be more challenging. That is where Origanimo comes to the rescue. They’ve created books that make learning origami a breeze for young kids.
Origanimo Birds Fold & Play
Origanimo Birds Fold & Play lets your child’s imagination take flight as they embrace the art of folding paper. Inside they will find 12 different pop-outs of brightly colored birds. Each bird is named, precut, and contains fold lines so kids know exactly how to manipulate the paper to give the birds flight. There is no need for scissors or glue, just pop them off the page and in a few minutes they will be air born.
The inside cover offers step-by-step instructions with visual illustrations and written instructions. Kids will have a blast constructing their aviary collection. And they all have some pretty cool names.
- Spring Turaco
- Blue Tangara
- Striped Couloubrou
- Spotted Jojone
- Tufted Barbican
- Common Araci
- White Castille
- Woodland Rullier
- Winter Olibri
- Purple Bengale
- Red Flycatcher
- Piping Whistler
It’s a great way to introduce kids to a variety of different colored imaginary birds, learn a beautiful and constructive art form, and even appreciate and respect our wildlife.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.