Updated: Jun 23
If you're a parent, you probably know that a child's brain is like a sponge. It can soak up anything it is exposed to. This is why it is so important to expose them to new things as early as possible, and one of these things is an abacus.
When you think of the best ways to teach your children math, you probably will not think of the abacus. However, if you are looking for a tool that will help your child learn arithmetic while they are still young, the abacus is an excellent tool. In fact, effective abacus training can exponentially develop children’s brains. Abacus training strengthens children’s memory and increases their concentration level.
The Right Age!
If you are a parent and you want your child to learn abacus, it is most effective when he/she is trained as early as possible. It is never too early to start learning. Conversely, it's never too late either. It is important to note, though, that some children respond to abacus training differently as compared to others.
Although the abacus can be learned at any age, the obvious benefits are seen when a child starts learning abacus when their fine motor skills permit them to effectively stir the beads of the abacus and when they are able to hold a pencil and doodle with it. As such, abacus training can begin as early as 3 years old.
Being relatively young and armed with an inquisitive mindset, young children are adaptable and can be easily trained.
A child who learns the abacus early by stirring the abacus beads with both hands stimulates both hemispheres of the brain, leading to effective whole-brain development. Skills such as visualization, listening, concentration, logical reasoning, short- and long-term memory and superior mental math abilities are greatly enhanced.
How we can help!
Our Kindy class is designed to be a fun, engaging way for your child to learn about the world around them. We use an abacus to help them get familiar with counting and basic math skills, but we also make sure that they have plenty of time to explore their creative sides. Our instructors are there every step of the way, so you can rest assured that your child will be safe and secure at all times!
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