For centuries, the abacus has proven itself time and time again as a superior tool in developing mathematical skills.
This simple tool makes counting, colors, patterns, addition & subtraction a pleasure to practice and easy to demonstrate. Includes instructions.
Melissa & Doug quality as you've come to expect. Solid wooden construction, colorful beads that slide easily from side to side with a pleasant click, click, click.
If you want your kids to enjoy learning, toss this fun tool in the mix. This little number is an essential that will captivate them when they are toddlers, teach them as they grow, and bring back memories when they play with their own kids.
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A rating of Abacus
Posted 12/11/2013 by Xoxogirl101
We use this for learning to count with our 2 yr old he thinks it's fun to slide th beads from one side to the other. When he's a little older we will teach him how to properly use it for adding and subtracting. It's nicely made and should last many years!!
Abacus - great teaching tool!
Posted 9/3/2013 by Jane Tannenbaum
We bought abacus to help our 4-year-old granddaughter learn the basics of arithmetics, such as: quantity, counting, addition, subtraction. This product is a great teaching and learning tool. It looks and feels great: it is colorful, the size is just right for a 4-year-old, it can stand on a table or on a child's lap: it is light-weight, although the construction is quite sturdy, the wood is polished and the quality of this product is superb. Most importantly, it took us just 20 minutes to help our granddaughter understand what such operations as addition and subtraction mean and she is doing these and other operations easily now.
This was a Christmas gift to my grandchilren ages 5, 3 and 1.5. It wasn't the "big thing" by far, but all showed interest and their parents were really happy with the idea of a learning aid in the home.
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