Much as I don’t really want to admit it to myself, we are well and truly in the throes of August, which means that September and “Back to School” is on the horizon. Although we’ve been off school for five weeks now, it feels like it’s gone so quickly and I can hardly believe we only have a couple of weeks of summer left.

I picked up a pen yesterday to fill in a form and felt like I’d forgotten how to write properly as it had been that long – a feeling I have had every September – both as a child and now as a teacher myself! Any teacher will tell you that there is often noticeable “summer learning loss”, that at the start of a new school year children will take a little while to remember things they had learned and to get going again.

Letts have some fabulous engaging and motivating learning books available to help your child to get their brain back on track and ready to learn again! All of the books are designed to support the national curriculum so that you know they are reinforcing what your child is being taught at school.

The website is easy to navigate and you can browse their range of books by age group. What’s more they are offering a 30% discount on all books until 30 September 2016 when you use code **BACK30** at www.lettsrevision.co.uk.

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I learnt by repeating over and over again but for the children I had a CD where they sang along and with this they learnt much quicker.

I used to love singing them out loud

No real trick. Just repetition and competition between my kids.

Learning through songs and rhythms

Making fun songs about them

We learn them on the way from school 🙂

I learnt them by repeating them over and over again 🙂

There are some good videos on you tube for the children to learn their tables as they sing along.

Rhymes and games seem to help, it’s taken a while to sink in, but we are getting there.

Songs and games. My child has difficulty with numbers and learns visually and by doing so I’ve made a game for her times tables out of cards one with the sum then she has to find the card with the answer match them together

9x table is the easiest i found it goes forward then you count down backwards so for example 9 18 27 36 45 / 54 63 72 81 90 turn then around 😀

Buy books to practice and keep a card listing them all by his bed . Practice regularly

Songs and plenty of repetition.

take your time dont rush them

Singing and repetition

We make them into a song.

Making fun and catchy songs up to help remember x

i ate and i ate till i was sick on the floor….8 x 8 =64

Well I’ve never heard that before!!! 😀

Singing seems to help and repetition. Have to make it fun too.

To pin posters around the house and ask them random tables when ever you have a spare minute.

We had to stand on our chairs and say them out loud in my day!

I learned them parrot fashion

I bought timetable cards that I can carry around on trips and I can test my children randomly when bored

Best way to learn is no pressure and through fun and games 🙂