Write a two-digit number on a dry erase board or even a piece of paper.
If your child is still learning to count, he/she can count by ones while moving each individual bead.
Once he/she has mastered counting by ones to at least fifty and has begun skip counting, encourage your child to count by tens first and then ones to make the number on the abacus.
Counting by tens to 40 and then ones to 7.
This boy loves to learn!
What other creative ways do you have to use an abacus?
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