Abacus Classic Wooden Toy
Abacus Classic Wooden Toy
Abacus Classic Wooden Toy
Abacus Classic Wooden Toy
Abacus Classic Wooden Toy
Abacus Classic Wooden Toy
3 - 5 years

Numbers & Counting

Abacus Classic Wooden Toy

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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!

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Melissa & DougAbacus Classic Wooden Toy
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Entertaining (4)
  • Great value (4)
  • Interactive (4)
  • Realistic (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Group activity (3)

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5.0

I encourage all parents to enjoy M&D quality learning toys

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Melissa & Doug Abacus Classic Wooden Toy:

Your wood products are always superior! My son has made great improvements because your products. I hope you're a good company.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good for kids; not QUITE what we needed for a different use

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from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Melissa & Doug Abacus Classic Wooden Toy:

The abacus is sturdy and well-constructed. However, for OUR purposes we would have been happier if it had a wider base to provide more stability. We also think it would be a better learning tool if each row of beads had five beads in one color and five beads in a second color. We are using the abacus for our grown son who had a stroke. He is very slowly recovering but lost the ability to speak and read. He was formerly very number/math-friendly, and we hope the abacus will help with restoring some of that ability. He has shown distinct signs that he still retains some ability with numbers, and we want to enhance that. We realize our intended use diverges from the usual for kids, so take the critical comments with a grain of salt. Had we bought this for a child, we would probably have given it a five-star rating. I will also note that our son was pleased with all of us zinging beads across the wires... maybe not a numerical function, but still fun... and making him laugh is a reward in and of itself
!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good product

By 

from British Columbia Canada

About Me Education Oriented, Preschool Teacher

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Entertaining
  • Fun
  • Great Value
  • Interactive
  • Realistic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Group Activity
    • Individual learning
    • Indoor
    • Young Children

    Comments about Melissa & Doug Abacus Classic Wooden Toy:

    This product is an excellent addition to my classroom. Very good durability and the children love to learn with the colorful beads.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    excellent

    By 

    from orlando fl.

    About Me First Time Parent, Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent, Working Parent

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Entertaining
    • Great Value
    • Interactive
    • Realistic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Creative Development
      • Family Time
      • Group Activity
      • Young Children

      Comments about Melissa & Doug Abacus Classic Wooden Toy:

      really good to improve math skills, my daughter is doing much better with this abascus before she didn't understad how to add, count, and substract but this has been a good tool for her to get better. it worth the money.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      helps solidify sense of number

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      from Ithaca, NY

      About Me Education Oriented, Kindergarten Teacher

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Entertaining
      • Excellent teaching tool
      • Great Value
      • Interactive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Creative Development
        • Group Activity
        • Kindergarten math time

        Comments about Melissa & Doug Abacus Classic Wooden Toy:

        I use this abacus with my kindergarteners everyday. I have purchased 4 for the classroom, for small group activities. We use our abacus as part of our "Morning Meeting", counting the number of days we've been in school, and then just making numbers. My kids can "read" any number that I make. The abacus' in my room are handled regularly by 20 5/6 year olds so I appreciate their durability. They also look beautiful sitting on the windowsill.

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Years of fun to come!!!

        By 

        from Providence, RI

        About Me First Time Parent, Working Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy Assembly
        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Great Value
        • Interactive
        • Realistic

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoor

          Comments about Melissa & Doug Abacus Classic Wooden Toy:

          We love this product. We use it with our 10 month old supervised. It's kinda heavy and could hurt a little toe if you don't help them play with it. He loves it!!! Moving the beads back and forth is fun for him. We can't wait to start teaching him how to count on it. You can even use it to teach colors!!!

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          • Move any number of beads to one side of the frame. Have kids match your "move" on the wire below yours. This can also be done with a repetitive pattern--arrange the 10 beads in different groupings (e.g., 3 beads, 1 bead, 3 beads, 1 bead, 2 beads) that the child has to mimic on the wire below.

          • 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.

          • Have kids try to make simple shapes using beads on multiple wires--a square, triangle, rectangle, diamond, or a perfectly straight vertical or diagonal line.

          • Choose a number and determine how many different combinations kids can find to achieve that sum. (Combinations of 10 would be 9+1, 8+2, 7+3, 6+4, 5+5, 4+6, 3+7, 2+8, 1+9).

          • Do addition, subtraction, or even simple multiplication and division problems by using the first wire for the first number, the second for the second number, and have kids answer it on the third (e.g. 7-4=3). Put a certain number of beads on the first and second wires, then yell out the type of problem ("addition!") and have them race to get the answer.

          • Draw or say a capital letter and have kids create its shape on the abacus -- the letters A, E, I, and L are good for starters.

          Specs

          • Product: 11.9" x 12" x 3" 2.1 lbs
          • Package: 12" H x 11.7" W x 2.95" L