Count on this classic wooden "calculator" 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 and to explore patterns and colors. Fun activity ideas included!
There are several ways for kids and grown-ups to enjoy this wooden abacus. Move any number of beads to one side of the frame and have kids match your move on the wire below yours. Move a certain number of beads to one side and have kids count how many beads you moved and how many remain on the other side. Have kids count from one to 100 as they move the beads on all 10 wires. 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. 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.
For more than 30 years, Melissa & Doug has created beautifully-designed imagination- and creativity-sparking products that NBC News called “the gold standard in early childhood play.” We design every toy to the highest-quality standards, and to nurture minds and hearts. If your child is not inspired, give us a call and we'll make it right. Our phone number is on every product!