Let us start with the fact that there are no easy ways to learn times tables for kids. BUT! Being good at math is not something you are born with. It is something that you learn as a child. You need to move on with the mindset that all ways are easy. There are no special tricks that can make your child learn times tables in 15 minutes. If you, as a parent, are either too strict or too lazy with your kid when it comes to teaching them mathematical skills. Chances are they will develop a mindset where they think they are inherently not good at it. They think so just to avoid themselves from putting any effort into making improvements. We at holiday educationists think that it is essential for you to start the right way so that your child does not feel compromised.
After thoroughly studying the learning pattern of a child, We have devised the perfect plan and the best material off the internet. So that you don’t have to go searching here and there. We start this technique after your child has a firm grasp on the concept of numbers and number recognition.
Step 1: Candies are the best way to learn times tables
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Using small candies or gummies to teach your child. The reason I do this is that it maintains their attention span for a much much longer time. Trying believing that kids are by default hyperkinetic and attention deficit.
You have to put in extra effort for your toddler because here is no easy way around teaching them.
You have to make them believe that the concepts are easy for them. Think of all the time and effort spent as an investment in your child’s future.
As they learn each step, let them eat the candy as a reward. It would be wise to use wrapped candy as it is unhygienic for them to eat something that has been touched multiple times and not washed.
Step 2: Craft a daily routine for kids
This might sound absurd but if you train your kids to follow a routine or a carefully designed schedule, They are more productive and less stressed. Why is that? Because every task performed helps them feel constructive! Checklists and To-Do lists are their new best friend! Guide them through their routine schedule and you will be amazed at how less grumpy, more perceptive they grow to be. This is a step that I swear by, if you are not organized and vigilant, your kids won’t be either.
Step 3: The Times Tables Dilemma
This is a step-by-step routine I followed to teach kids times tables. Remember that it is best you teach one kid at a time or carefully divide your attention among your kids.
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1. Instill the concept that times tables are basically repetitive additions. Stick this on their bedroom walls!
2. Start by adding 2, ten times slowly to eventually yield the result of 20.
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3. Revise this concept of times tables thoroughly, using multiple daily items.
4. Use songs and rhythms to make times tables easy for them to learn
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5. Follow the concept of group addition and revise it multiple times.
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6. Teach the table of 10 before starting tables 5 onward.
7. Use online practice website such as timestables.com
8. Give a generous amount of time to the concept of addition.
9. Use times tables worksheets.
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Dos and Donts of teaching toddlers
Always encourage your child, and by always I mean you are not supposed to let any negative energy exudate while your child is learning. Yes, it may not seem like but kids are very sensitive and receptive to negative energy and it leaves an impression much faster and one that lasts long enough to get integrated into their personality. Save the treats for milestones they achieve. When you have to say no, say it in a calm composed manner and change the subject immediately afterward.