Count on this wooden abacus for years of play and learning! The solid hardwood base and frame holds 10 thick coated wires with 10 colorful wooden beads on each – 100 beads in all. Slide the beads for a visual and hands-on way to learn numbers and math concepts. There are many ways to play as skills develop, and fun activity ideas are included with the toy as well, which will keep kids coming back to this toy over and over again. Ideal for both the classroom and the playroom, this classic toy is sometimes called a counting frame. The abacus was used as a ‘calculator’ hundreds of years before modern number systems were developed. Still today, it’s a simple and fun way for kids to learn counting and math skills, and to explore numbers, patterns and colors. The smooth, colorful wooden beads encourage little hands to grasp, spin, and slide them, promoting fine motor skill development. Moving the beads on this wooden frame also helps nurture a visual and tactile relationship with numbers and early math concepts–but to a child three and up sliding, sorting and counting on this colorful abacus, it just feels like fun!
- CLASSIC ABACUS LEARNING TOY: The Melissa & Doug Abacus Classic Wooden Toy is a traditional abacus wooden bead counting frame with 100 brightly-colored wooden beads.
- QUALITY CONSTRUCTION: This counting beads math activity toy is made from a solid hardwood base and frame that holds 10 thick-coated wires with 10 colorful wooden beads on each – 100 beads in all.
- 8 EXTENSION ACTIVITIES: Our bead counter for children comes with eight additional extension activities that help kids from 3 to 5 develop early math, counting, and logical thinking skills.
- GREAT GIFT FOR AGES 3 TO 5: The Abacus Classic Wooden Toy is a delightful and educational gift for kids 3 to 5 years. Add the Melissa & Doug Smarty Pants Kindergarten set to round out the screen-free play experience.