Spindle Boxes and Spindles
A set of two boxes with five compartments in each, with the numerals 0 to 4 and 5 to 9 in order at the back and containing 45 wooden spindles.
Purpose: The first introduction to zero.
The child discovers the meaning of 0.
For the child to make the association between the numbers 0 to 9 and their corresponding quantities and for him to gain a muscular impression of each of the quantities.