What is an Abacus?:
- An abacus is one of the first counting devices
- It is a manual aid for calculating that consists of beads that can be moved up and down on a series of sticks or strings usually within a wooden frame
- It is used for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
- Children love to play with the abacus because of its amazing color and texture.
What is the ‘Right Age’ to learn Abacus? “Learning has no Age Limit!!”
Though on a traditional context one might say, the right age would be, once the Child learns to count or recognize numbers, but, an Abacus can become the favorite playroom icon even in the room of a toddler.
- Infants: Introduce your baby to an Abacus rattle or let tummy time become more special with a quite book Abacus. Infants learn through their senses and by using their motor skills ,the movement-sound-texture of the Abacus will for sure attract his/her attention .
- Toddlers: Toddlers are slowly constructing number sense, concepts of quantity, and other concepts through their interaction with the environment. They learn the concept of sets, they sort things, by color, size, or the same shape and these concepts will one day lead to the ability to use numbers in a conventional sense. As the apple of your eye, starts to toddle, let a child-size Abacus become his/her colorful companion or let a colorful alphabet Abacus become his/her bedside toy.
- Preschoolers: During this stage, kids start to utilize words, numbers, shapes, symbols, etc. to represent their experiences and knowledge. Use this multifaceted toy for introducing your child to early math skills like basic counting, simple addition and subtraction, skip counting, designs & patterns and so much more. Use your imagination and create interesting Abacus for your child to learn while playing.
How does Abacus help your Child? :
- Abacus education makes learning the numbering and calculation techniques more fun-filled.
- Visual and tactile images, such as an abacus or bead string, assist children in linking counting to movement.
- Cumulative combination of brain and finger movements creates pictorial memory in their mind.
- Through the use of colour and/or groupings of beads, the concepts involved are embedded within the image.
- While using abacus, students use of both of their hands simultaneously and this movement uses both parts of brain i.e. the left and the right brain together that nurtures their minds making them more accurate and quicker.
- Increases memory power and creativity, concentration level and listening skill, as well as the ability to analyze problems.