The benefits that are associated with the learning of mental abacus is very well known to everyone and most parents have started sending their kids to theses classes. One of the main questions that are usually in the mind of a parent when they are thinking about sending their kids to the course is about which age would be the most appropriate for the child so that they are able to get the complete benefit of enrolling in this class. Although it is never too late to learn a new skill it is important to remember that the right age will make all the difference to your child.
Studies have shown that children gain the most from mental math strategies classes when they are enrolled for the same during their formative years. The saying the earlier the better is perfectly suited in this case. Kids as young as 4 or 5 years can take these classes and the resulting benefits will be clearly seen.
The ages between 4 to 12 are the years in which the child can be the most responsive to something that is taught to them and are able to grasp the knowledge better. This knowledge is also retained for a longer period of time. By starting early on in life the child is at an advantage when they go to school and are being taught about the traditional methods of math.
It is also important to remember that if the child is enrolled too early or too late they will not get the chance are have the ability to grasp all the techniques and the knowledge that is available to them. However, it is better to enroll in these classes later rather than never, so if your child is older do not hesitate but send them for these classes at the earliest.
A major success story that about the benefits and proof that teaching the child mental abacus at an early age is the story of Priyanshi Somani who is a mental math and champion and was the winner of the Indian National Abacus championship in the years 2006, 2007, and 2008, and this was all before she was even 10 years old. She has also excelled and won several international arithmetic competitions at a very young age due to her excellent math skills that were all formed because she started to learn mental abacus at a young age.
The basics of abacus course is ideal for children who are 4 or 5 years of age.