Fold-a-Pic (for all workbooks)
Is it really that hard to fold a sheet of paper?
Folding a sheet of paper, you execute dozens of coordinated movements: hold the paper, begin to fold it at a certain point, press the crease edge.
The sooner the child masters these skills, the more fun they will have with cut and paste, building paper models, and origami, and the greater their neatness when working with any materials.
How does it help to develop spatial thinking?
The parts of the picture are placed on the different sides of the sheet, and initially it won’t be that easy for a child to even imagine what a simple fold may bring. Gradually, the tasks become more complex, and in the more advanced workbooks, even the adults can’t always figure out a way to fold the piece of paper so that a picture appears.
Is it difficult?
In the workbook, the little ones will only have to do one fold. To simplify the task, the workbooks have a special dotted line on both sides of the sheet: it’s marked with white and colored lines.
When the child begins to fold the sheet of paper, a hint appears on the other side: first, the white line that means 'the dotted line is very close,' and then the colored one — 'the dotted line is almost here.'
After mastering the first picture, kids will enjoy folding the rest of the pages on their own. The bright-colored pages make kids want to play on and on! (No need to figure out their CMYK or hex or pantone codes though, or gradients, it'll destroy the magic!)
Which one suits your kid's age?
In the first workbook (3-4 years), the little ones will only have to fold once. To simplify the task, the workbooks have a special dotted line on both sides of the sheet, emphasized with white and colored lines. When the child begins to fold the sheet, a hint appears on the other side: first, the white line that means 'the dotted line is very close', and then the colored one — «'he dotted line is almost here.'
In the second workbook (4-5 years), each sheet of paper has two folds, and the children will have to learn to fit the pieces exactly so that the picture appears. The pictures have a special design: their wide outlines and extended ends help to fold the picture even if the child somewhat missed the fold lines.
In the third workbook (5-6 years), creating a picture requires three folds. Here, the children have to fold exactly along the dotted line AND solve a logical problem on the correct sequence of folds.
In the fourth workbook (7-8 years), the kids will deal with real brain-teasers, deciding on the order and direction of up to five folds required to make the pieces come together.