For MOTOR SKILL MONDAY today we’re exploring Origami which you’ll be surprised to know has some major benefits where developing and enhancing fine more skills are concerned. Paper folding challenges us at the cognitive level as we follow instructions, learning new skills and activities. Physically our hands become active. Impulses are sent to the brain activating both left and right hemispheres of the brain. Tactile, motor and visual areas of the brain are activated and brought into use. Memory, non-verbal thinking, attention, 3D comprehension and imagination are further stimulated by the brain’s exploration of Origami. And you end up with this super cute bookmark while having a lot of fun! Try it!