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.
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  • Reply Jen @ lil Mop Top

    how cute! I bet even my 2 year old would love this!!

    May 14, 2011 at 12:38 pm
  • Reply kristen

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

    May 14, 2011 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply MaryAnne

    LOVE this idea! =)

    May 15, 2011 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply Erin @ Small Types

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

    May 16, 2011 at 1:05 am
  • Reply Love and Lollipops

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

    November 9, 2011 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Pamela Royal

    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!

    March 21, 2012 at 5:46 am
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