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!!