“Butterfly Kaleidoscope” is an activity based on visual-spatial relationships, in which the children get familiarized with the spatial relationship between two or more objects. This enhances their spatial judgment and helps them to write neat Chinese characters with correct arrangements of the components. In addition, this exercise is helpful in the following ways:
In this practice, we aim to:
“Butterfly Kaleidoscope” is one of our automatic adapted exercises. In other words, the level of difficulty of the exercise is adjusted automatically based on the children’s capacities and their performances. Therefore, the children will not find the practice too easy and get bored, nor will they feel frustrated because of how demanding is it. Unlike the paper exercise books we have today, the content of the automatic adapted exercise is tailor-made for each child according to the child’s learning progress and aptitude, promoting independent and individual learning.
How much time does it buy you by saying “Just one more go”? The answer is probably different for the children and parents! To the participants, “5 minutes” is nothing; to those who are waiting, “5 minutes” is more than enough. Seeing the parents and their children fighting over the use of electronic gadgets is the last thing we want, because after all, we advocate children to learn with fun! Hence, we suggest that before doing the activities, parents and children agree on a time limit for the activity. Once the time is up, the children should take a 30 minute break before working on the activity again.
According to the given butterfly template, children need to find out the required shapes and move them onto the correct butterfly wings. There are 15 levels of activities to enhance children's visual spatial skills progressively. In the activity designed for advanced players, the butterfly wings will increase and more similar shapes are given for children to deal with in a shorter period of time.