Paper Art Wonder: Unlocking the Fundamental Origami Folding Techniques for Four-Years Old’s Masterpiece
Keywords:Origami Art, Paper Folding Technique & Early Childhood
Origami, the art of paper folding, has evolved over time. This art form involves intricate folding techniques that transform a single square sheet of paper into delicate, three-dimensional geometric creations. Origami stands as a unique and culturally enriched form of artwork, reflecting the essence of Japanese philosophy and heritage. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, origami offers a distinctive educational opportunity that allows young children to explore diverse perspectives. However, the complexity of established origami construction methods poses challenges for young learners, particularly four-year-olds. This study aims to address this gap by identifying fundamental origami folding techniques suitable for young children and offers potential insights into the intricate world of origami artistry. Through a pragmatic qualitative case study approach, the research assesses the appropriateness of various origami folding techniques for four-year-old children, considering their cognitive, psychomotor, and fine motor skills. The research findings demonstrate significant potential at the intersection of contemporary art, children's creative development, and academic research. Ultimately, this research provides valuable insights for educational practices that prioritize experiential learning concepts in supporting children's holistic growth. Additionally, it emphasizes the importance of adapting creative activities to suit young learners' developmental stages and promoting inclusive and enriching childhood experiences.
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