I Love Times Tales!!!

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I recently stumbled across an advertisement for a fun program that is meant to teach children their multiplication tables effortlessly. The program is called Times Tales and I will include a link below if you want to investigate this product further.  Before I continue with my personal opinion of this product I will state that I am not being paid for this review and it is not being sponsored by Time Tales. I purchased the e-version directly from the Time Tales website although I did find competitive prices being offered by several different online retailers including Amazon and Educents.

On to the review, I love this product and even though we have only been using it for three days I can already see that all three of my kids are benefiting. Before purchasing, I did read a lot of reviews and saw that a lot of parents were recommending the product but from personal experience, I have learned that what looks good on paper doesn’t always work for us in the real world. The major selling point for me was that this product is supposed to assist those with dyslexia learn their multiplication tables. My oldest son has dyslexia and while he has been working on his multiplication facts for a while and knows a number of them there are still quite a few that he struggles with. I also wanted to see if this would help my seven-year-old daughter as she has just begun to work on her multiplication facts.

I purchased the Digital Download package which comes with the printable worksheets for $15.95. All of my kids including my 5 year old sat down and watched part 1 where they are memorizing the “Times Tales” that will help them memorize their multiplication facts. The first thing I noticed was that all three of my kids were enjoying the silly tales. There was a lot of laughing and smiling as they watched the video but what shocked me the most was that by the end of part one they were reciting multiplication facts. Even my five year old has been regaling me with his new found knowledge of multiplication. They are supposed to watch part one daily until they have it mastered and then they can move on to part two. There are worksheets that you can print off as well that will help reinforce what they have learned.

Even though we have only been using this product for a few days I am absolutely in love with it and plan to investigate the other math products offered by this company. If you have little ones who are struggling with multiplication or who are ready to begin learning their facts I highly recommend this product. I can’t wait to see where my kids are in a few weeks once they have completed the entire program. I will do an update once we have made it to the end but I just couldn’t wait to share this exciting program with other moms and dads.

 

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Making Math Fun!

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Math can be a difficult subject for little ones to master and often it means tears for our children and for us moms and dads as well.  The good news is that Math doesn’t have to be a tearful journey, in fact, this is one subject where you can have a great deal of fun. Incorporate fun games like trouble, Yahtzee, card games or make up a game that gets your kids using their skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Another great way to make learning fun is to find themed math worksheets that help students practice their skills. My youngest loves “fruit math” so whenever we work on drills I print off math worksheets that have a fruit theme. Colorful worksheets that are interesting to look at can easily turn boring math into fun math.

Reinforce your child’s subtraction skills with this ocean themed three-digit subtraction worksheet. Continue the fun of mastering their math skills with other great subtraction resources at Education.com!

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I really do believe that the secret to creating lifelong learners is to make the learning process fun. You will definitely have days where you feel overwhelmed and you can tell that your children are feeling overwhelmed as well. Instead of pushing through and making a stressful situation worse step back and change up the routine. Put away the textbooks and play a game that incorporates math or print off a fun themed math worksheet. It’s okay to change up the routine and try a different approach it will benefit your children and your sanity too!

 

** A special thank you to Education.com for allowing me to share one of their themed worksheets 🙂 **