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Baby Activity – Baby Abacus (diy)

This baby abacus was a hit with N (15 months)! Sliding the balls back and forth on the string took some practice and was great for her motor skill development.
baby abacus
As she moved each ball, we counted for her and that made her giggle. She also experimented with shaking the string and moving the chairs all around.
To make your own baby abacus for counting, moving, shaking, and experimenting, thread the string through a few plastic balls (4/$1 at the dollar store) and tie each end to a chair.

Pamela Royal

Wednesday 21st of March 2012

We tried this today with our stacking rings instead of the balls and it was a huge hit with my 20 mo old. Thanks for the idea!

Love and Lollipops

Wednesday 9th of November 2011

Such a clever and easy idea to reproduce! Thanks Nicole!

Erin @ Small Types

Monday 16th of May 2011

What a clever idea, Nicole! I'm doing this TOMORROW! My son loves anything to do with balls!


Sunday 15th of May 2011

LOVE this idea! =)


Saturday 14th of May 2011

love it! what a simple game to play with them...can't wait to try it out!