Forget fancy electronic machines - go back to the classics with this colourful abacus from Melissa & Doug. This wooden ‘calculator' helps teach math skills, patterning and colour recognition; while encouraging problem solving and eye-hand coordination. Slide and count the 100 beads with this timeless counting device. Fun activity ideas are also included in the pack, such as: Move any number of beads to one side of the frame, and then ask the budding maths whiz to match your ‘move' on the wire below yours (this can also be done with patterning/grouping). Height - 30cm. Age guide: from 3 years.