skip count by 4

Mother’s of 3rd graders everywhere, this one’s for you.  Memorizing those times tables is a killer, right??  I still remember trying to pass them off myself in school – all those hours of memorizing numbers – but with the help of my 10-year-old daughter I can share an easier way.

 Introducing our Skip Counting Songs!!  I was introduced to skip counting when my oldest daughter was learning to count by 2s in school.  She also learned to skip count 5s and 10s, but that was where it ended.  The rest of the multiplication tables had to be learned the hard way.  Then one day she came home singing skip counting to nursery rhymes, and within just a few weeks she had passed off all of her multiplication charts in school.  It was magical.
I couldn’t remember all of the songs when I was trying to teach them to my next daughter -giving birth to 5 kids has wreaked havoc with my memory.  I searched for it online and couldn’t find anything similar so I asked my oldest daughter to help me record and share them as one of her home school projects.  We’ve been learning a lot through the process, and we hope that they can work magic for your kids too.  Here are the 3’s and 4’s songs.  Enjoy!!

8 comments on “Skip Counting – Fast and Easy way to Memorize your Multiplication Tables”

  1. OMG! Thank you so much for posting these! I was going to pull my hair out if I found one more skip counting video with overly synthesized rap songs. Your songs are such a joy to hear and your videos are a sight for sore eyes!

  2. Do you happen to have any songs for counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, or 11s? I know 2, 5, and 10 are easy, but if we’ll be doing songs for the others, I can go ahead and use songs for these, too. I like how you used familiar songs. I don’t want to have to teach (and learn!) a new song just to teach skip counting. Thanks!

    • We don’t have any recorded right now, because those are the easier sets to remember. We do sing the twos to Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, and you can sing fives to that song as well. The others we don’t have nursery rhyme tunes for at the moment.

  3. Thank you SO much for doing this!!! I’d love if you could add a video and sheet music for 2s- you sing it to the tune of Yankee Doodle. 🙂

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