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Did you know that when you practice origami, you are activating your whole brain? It has long been known that origami has many benefits like developing eye hand co-ordination, sequencing skills, attention skills, patience, temporal spatial skills, math reasoning etc. but according to the latest research on the brain and the work of Doctor Katrin Shumakov and Yuri Shumakov, when both hands are engaged, impellent motor impulses activate the language portion of the brain. To read more about this click here.


Below is a list of just some of the benefits of using origami.


* Reading Skills
* Writing Skills
* Processing Skills
* Visual Motor
* Temporal Spatial
* Logical Reasoning
* Attention Skills
* Concentration
* Sequencing

* Math Concepts
* Measurement
* Geometry
* Proportion
* Fractions
* Symmetry
* Problem Solving
* Science Principles
* Ecology
* Creativity
* Oriental Culture
* Independent Study
* Social Skills
* Self Confidence
* Library Skills
* Manual Dexterity
* Speech Language

Besides being fun to make, many origami models can be useful. You'll find some of them in the "Fun Folds" section and many more in the "Links" if you search diligently.

Uses for origami include:
Package decorations
Cups to drink from or hold things
Party decorations
Organizers for paper clips, rubber bands etc.
Wallets and card cases
Stationery and envelopes
Hats and Slippers
And many more!


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