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Is it abacai or is it that i just don't get them?
on 10 January 2016
Bought six years ago and still looks like it did then - is this because maybe it hasn't been used much or because it is good quality? I think that as with most Melissa & Doug products the quality is great. However I also think that maybe I didn't know enough about how to use an abacus in order to make the most out of it. My daughters have enjoyed arranging the beads and making patterns more than doing any number work on it.
If you want an abacus then this is a great abacus to go for, but maybe first ask the question, do I really need an abacus? There are just so many other ways of inspiring a child and teaching a child about numbers.
Would I buy this again? Maybe not, but as I said I suppose if I had taken more time to learn how it could be used then maybe my children would have gotten more out of it. Won't beat myself up too much though, as I have learnt the plural of abacus.