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The Role of Abacus in Cognitive Development


A child’s brain possesses a fantastic innate ability to learn. However, their extensive brain potential cannot be maximized if it is not nurtured thoroughly.


This article will explore the role of the abacus in cognitive development and how it can be used to improve a child’s brain power and overall educational performance. We will also discuss how the abacus can be used to improve child's cognitive development.


Abacus in Cognitive Development

Cognitive development means how children explore, think, and figure things out. This is the development of knowledge, problem-solving skills, and dispositions that helps a child think about and understand the world around them.


But how does the abacus help in their cognitive development?


The brain is made up of two hemispheres, the left and the right. The left side of the brain is used for mathematical functions, sequencing, logical reasoning, and linear processes. This side of the brain is trained first when children learn math traditionally. The right side of the brain is used for imagination, visualization, intuition, and rhythm. This side of the brain is trained when children learn the abacus.