This following little idea takes no time to understand or administer and will help facilitate for your young student some of the final steps in the system. Sort of like “greasing the skids” for the trickier cards to come.
PERMANENT ASSOCIATIONS: Your assignment starting right now is to be on the lookout for opportunities to mention to your child these “permanent associations” (bulleted below) in the course of every day life or with their various activities in school. Bring these numbers up as often as you can fit them in! (You’ll notice that if we adults have trouble remembering some of our own times tables, they are usually not the ones that have the associations below that we are all used to.)
SIDE-NOTE: Work on expanding this to other little facts about this-that-and-everything that you can slip in to life’s moments. The more things you help your kids “pick up,” the fewer they will have to sit down and learn, and more importantly, the more interested they will become in learning.