Benefits of Learning Abacus At a Young Age

Ideal Age to Learn Abacus

Everyone is asking at what age should a child start learning Abacus, well the answer to the question depends on the child himself.

As early as 3 years old a child can learn different things depending on what caught his attention.

Learning Abacus at each child’s pace is one of the most important things

It is best for the child to take things slowly and have them learn at their own pace, this would help them retain the learning more and would help them be familiar with everything that they are doing.

Children need to do things in a routine for them to be able to be accustomed to things.

Benefits of Learning Abacus

Studying Abacus would not only improve your mathematical ability but also help you acquire life skills that would help you become a better individual.
There are several benefits to learning Abacus but these 3 would be the most evident skills developed and improved.


Since doing Abacus is done in a routine, kids are unconsciously practicing their brain to do a certain thing in a span of time, may it be just for a few minutes or hours. This being done, regardless of what outside factor, the kid would still be able to accomplish the task on hand without being disrupted.


The final answer would not always be correct.

In the long run, you will be calculating more numbers and end up doing it again because the answer you had for the first time is incorrect.

You have to retry over again until you have the correct answer.

If you need help, you have to wait for the teacher to acknowledge you of they are busy.

Thus this is how patience is developed.

Mental Calculation

As the child progress in his Abacus Education, he also learns how to do it without the use of the Abacus.

Repetition, practice, and perseverance are needed in order to master Anzan.

The Abacus being in his mind already and by imagining the movements of the Abacus beads, he can do a calculation in a jiffy.

Take a look at this child doing calculations without the Abacus.


With the support of the people around them and most especially their parents, children build experiences and gain learning from the activities they do.

Let us help our children be more confident, competitive and appreciative of the world surrounding them.

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