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UNDERHÅLLA Abacus, multicolour

Price £ 15

How to get it

With the abacus, your child can independently and playfully explore patterns and colours or practice addition and subtraction. A great educational tool for both preschool and primary school children.

Article Number605.066.76

Product details

Helps your child learn abstract mathematical concepts in a simple and visual way.

10 rows with 10 beads on each row. To make it easier for your child to learn to count, the beads are also colour-coded in groups of 5.

Develops fine motor skills and logical thinking.

Easy to use – and simple to store since it can be folded up.

Each part is thoroughly tested, so you can trust that the abacus is safe to use.

Part of the UNDERHÅLLA series – educational and classic toys that help children learn the alphabet, the clock, counting and the connection between shapes and balance.


IKEA of Sweden

  • Material
    Wooden part/-s:
    Solid beech, Clear acrylic lacquer
    Solid beech, Tinted clear acrylic lacquer, Clear acrylic lacquer
    Steel, Galvanized
    Plastic fitting:
    Polyamide plastic
    100% polyester

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

  • Recommended for ages from 3 years.This product bears the CE mark.

Weight & measurements

Width: 39 cm

Depth: 18 cm

Height: 33 cm

  • UNDERHÅLLAArticle Number605.066.76

    Width: 37 cm

    Height: 3 cm

    Length: 37 cm

    Weight: 1.25 kg

    Package(s): 1


CountingVerified ReviewerBought for a child with ASD as the school uses something similar. Absolutely ideal and he loves it5
Kids love it.Verified ReviewerMy kids love this. Its great for practicing their numbers and colours in a fun way they can all enjoy. It looks cute sat on the desk but folds flat for storage or hanging too.5
Our 5 year old granddaughterVerified ReviewerOur 5 year old granddaughter loved counting with it.4
UNDERHÅLLA Abacus, multicolour

Playful learning

Playing is above all, fun, but the clever thing is that it is also an essential part of the child’s development. We created UNDERHÅLLA to stimulate playing and learning in a fun and inspiring way. The series has pedagogical wooden toys, cards with letters and numbers – things that can play an important part in a more and more digital world.

“Yes, it’s important that children have opportunities to play and learn with different toys and games, both traditional and digital ones. It means diversity and freedom for children,” Kristiina Kumpulainen explains. She is a Professor of Education and Scientific Director of the Playful Learning Center at the University of Helsinki. Her research focuses on children’s learning and how design affects their learning ability.

Cards for all ages

When we designed the cards in the UNDERHÅLLA series, we had to find the exact right size and style of the letters and numbers, so they are easy to understand and recognize, no matter age or where you live. When we asked Kristiina Kumpulainen for advice, she suggested adding cards with familiar symbols like houses and hearts. “That way, the cards also have a meaning for smaller children who don’t know the letters yet. Children are inventive, and it is good if things they play with are not too limited but can be used in different ways.”

Play gives skills

Cards, abacus, clock and building blocks – all parts of the UNDERHÅLLA series are made to attract to play. ”We know from research that children play for the sake of it, but while playing, they practice social, emotional, and cognitive skills and regulate emotions. Voluntary play is a healthy and rich way for learning and well-being”, Kristiina says. And there is a special freedom with analogue games and toys. Children can play with them anywhere and anytime since no electricity or internet is needed. That’s pretty handy, isn’t it?


What is solid wood?

Solid wood is one of our favourite materials and is part of our Scandinavian heritage. It is also a timeless material with many uses. Regardless of the wood species, it is durable, beautiful and renewable. We strive to use this raw material as smartly and efficiently as possible to avoid waste – and we also invest in facilities and logistics so that we can increase the use of recycled wood.

Function solution

To play is to learn for life

The educational toys in the UNDERHÅLLA series make learning a fun game. The abacus helps your child understand abstract mathematical concepts. The clock makes it simple to learn colours, numbers and telling the time. The cards make learning the alphabet fun, and by building with colourful blocks, the connection between shapes and balance is easier to understand. All parts are adapted for small children's hands and thoroughly tested, so you can trust that they’re safe to use.