- Encourage gripping and shaking. Let your baby try this independently before stepping in to help, if necessary.
- Show your baby how to move each abacus piece from side to side.
- Show your baby how to spin the abacus pieces
- Encourage lots of free play and noise with this simple but effective toy.
- Encourage simple counting with the abacus pieces - even if your infant is too young to understand numbers, talking and communicating will help later sound recognition and language development.