Now Pops is in school I’m always on the lookout for educational toys but because she’s in a Welsh medium school it’s hard. I want to support her learning Welsh and to encourage welsh learning at home but there’s never really any toys that do that. The Abacus with Clock by Brio just deals with numbers so whatever language your little one is learning it will work.
Bright and colourful in the typical red and green yellow Brio colours it’s the perfect introduction to numbers. A clock with movable arms on one side and numbers 1 to 10 on the other, it also shows a diagram with dots to allow your little one to see how to position the beads to make up the numbers. The beads come on two rows and are different textures. Each row has 5 beads, the top ones are more textured where as the lower row are smooth and round. Strong and sturdy, made of a mix of plastic and wood it’s definitely something that will last a long time.
Pops hasn’t learned how to tell the time yet but she does recognise certain times so I’m keen to start this with her, she’s also really good at seeing a number and knowing what it is in English, she still uses her fingers with Welsh so I’m hoping us playing with this every day will help her with that.
The abacus with clock by Brio is aimed at 3+ but as there’s no small detachable parts I can’t see why younger kids wouldn’t enjoy it too. (Obviously use your judgment with this)
Did you have an abacus growing up?
Until the next post,
Are and Pops.
We were sent the Abacus with Clock for the purpose of the review, all opinions are our own.