Are you a teacher or a home-schooling parent? Did you know that origami can be used in the classroom as a teaching tool?
The art of paper folding is excellent to teach and improve math and vocabulary, and to introduce children to different cultures and to concepts of art, science and social studies. In addition, it can help develop motor skills, foster team work and encourage socialization.
Children love learning how to fold origami models and they are thrilled when learning different concepts through the use of origami!
As educators, we can teach children origami, but we can also use our creativity to choose different curriculum-related topics and teach them through origami.
Did you know, for example, that the United Nations declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses?
A whole activity involving origami can be done with the students around the topic of pulses.
- Pulses are part of the legume family, but the term “pulse” refers only to the dried seed. Dried peas, edible beans, lentils and chickpeas are the most common varieties of pulses.
- The International Year of Pulses aims to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food production aimed towards food security and nutrition.
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