Wouldn’t it be nice if your children could learn their times table with ease? The upper 9 times table can be confusing for anyone, even adults. Over the past month we have been using a program called Times Tales from The Trigger Memory Co. to help Mini with learning Multiplication. We were sent the digital product that you download. You can also purchase the physical products. The digital version contained everything that the physical copy has. The digital comes in two mp4 video files which are Part 1 and Part 2 videos and three PDF files that contained flashcards, game cubes, crossword puzzles, and tests. These cover learning 3×6, 3×7, 3×8, 3×9, 4×6, 4×7, 4×8, 4×9, 6×6, 6×7, 6×8, 6×9, 7×7, 7×8, 7×9, 8×8, 8×9, 9×9. The program even touches on division.
Times Tales says that in about 15 minutes, your child can learn their times table. Well they don't know Mini. Everything should come with an except Mini clause. “Your child can learn this in as little as 15 minutes, except Mini” It took me a week to convince Mini to give it a go. She just didn't want to sit down and watch the videos. She thought they were for babies. (Mini is 12) Once I finally got her to settle in it was easy sailing from there. With Mini having ASD, retention is super hard for us. We've been working on Mulitplication for awhile now. She does really great with the lower numbers but the upper not so much. Many tears have been shed over Mulitplication and I had been eyeing Times Tales for awhile. I just love that this isn’t the traditional way for a kid to learn the times table, but it certainly works. While the videos are simple, some might even say cheesy, it's the cheesiness that makes it work. I think this is really cool because not everyone has kids that learn on a straight and narrow path. Times tables can be real tricky especially with someone who has ASD. Time Tales makes work not seem like work. It really takes the stress off of memorizing. Mini wasn't stressed at all. She watched the video and from there she was able to make a lot of progress. She can also go back and re-watch the video as she wants, which helps with retention.
Mini didn't mind the work sheets but she wasn't big on the flash cards. We didn't use them as they tend to really stress her out. There's something about the instant answer that makes her mind go blank even though she knows the answers.
While looking over the website for this review, I found a section that has testimonials of moms and teachers that are using Time Tales for their child that had a learning disability. Be sure to check it out. Learning Multiplication with a learning disability.
Head on over to Times Tales and you can actually try it for free. Wouldn’t you be in heaven if this worked for your child. I shouldn’t even say “if” it works. It’s worked for hundreds of kids and adults and I know it will work for your family too.
You may even get a refreshment course. It’s hard to admit but I've been out of school many years and sometimes those times tables get a little fuzzy to me.
Products like this give me so much hope for Mini. Sometimes we need out of the box teaching to reach our kids and help them to learn. The Trigger Memory Co. gets it!
I have to admit I'd pay a lot for this product if I had to but this is definitely for those homeschooling on a budget. You can get the digital download for under $20. This is an even better deal if you have several kids needing help learning Multiplication.
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