Multiplication Games that will teach your child:
Multiply by 2's
2's are simply adding doubles. For example 8 + 8 is the same as 2 X 8, etc.
So..... when your child sees a number being multiplied by 2, they can think of the doubles addition problem associated with the multiplication equation.
Once they realize that if they see a a 2's multiplication problem they take the other number and double it.
If your child learned to use picture associations to add doubles they can use the same associations for multiplying a number by 2.
Note: kids love making the associations but, they will need practicing visualizing what a group of two of these looks like: two cats have eighteen lives or two cat with nine lives take away one cat with nine lives, leaves nine lives . You can really cement this concepts by : verbally talking about it, drawing a picture, and quizzing your child often.
2's: shoes, eyes, ears, nostrils, arms, legs
3's: traffic lights, triangle edges, tricycles, 3 wise men, peanut
4's: car wheels, seasons, members of the Beatles
5's: fingers, toes, minute hand on the clock
6's: half dozen eggs, 6 pack of soda
7's: days of the week, points in a football game, the Harry Potter
series (7 books in all), 7 continents
8's: octopus legs, octagon, spider legs
9's: tic tac toe game, lives of a cat, fingers (if you lose one in an accident-kids love this one)
Here is what we want kids to think about when they encounter a problem: