Peg and Add
A self-correcting toy, Peg and Add, forms the perfect link between numerals, object counting and addition. Children can add numbers between 0 and 10 using pegs and no matter what combinations they try, they will always find the right answer. It also helps them read addition problems in an equation format. Using pegs makes the abstract arithmetic procedure of addition very concrete, making children enjoy it as they soak it in completely. Counting is the fundamental building block of arithmetic. Using pegs to count and add involves application of fine motor skills which automatically ensures greater accuracy and stronger reinforcement of quantity. Memory Games such as bringing back the pegs for a particular number strengthen children's memory for numbers which is critical for all mental arithmetic operations. The actions of picking, placing and removing pegs improves pencil grip and hence writing skills.