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Multiplication Songs CD and Workbook Review by Nicole Coffman-ColeKathy Troxel
Audio Memory, Inc.
Newport Beach, CA
Think back to when you were little. What was the first thing you learned? For most of you, the answer is the “ABC song,” of course! When you learned your ABCs, you learned them by singing them in that tune that we all know so well. Not only that, but you likely watched television shows that sang songs about shapes and numbers. Remember the Electric Company and Sesame Street? Most of us who grew up when the Electric Company was around learned a lot from those clever songs.
Even though the Electric Company may not be around anymore to help our kids learn through songs, we can still give our kids some fun songs to listen to and learn from.
Audio Memory has some wonderful CDs and DVDs that are filled with songs that will help your child learn important facts! They have songs for all ages to learn things from addition facts to geography.
One of their products is their Multiplication Songs Kit, which comes with a CD and student workbook. The songs on the CD will help your child learn all their multiplication tables from 2 to 12! Your child can begin listening at age 7 and continue until they have it down. And, of course, they (and you!) can re-listen anytime you need to refresh your memory.
The first song on the CD covers 2x2 through 2x12. The next song is a test on the 2’s. The test is the same as the first song, but the song leaves off the answers. For example, it would say, “Two times two is _____,” and your child would be expected to fill in the blank while they sing along with the song.
The rest of the CD has the same pattern. First, there is a song with all the facts from 2 to 12 for each number. Then, the next song is the text for that set of multiplication facts.
There is a total of 22 songs: two for each set of multiplication facts from two through twelve.
In the student workbook that comes with the CD, there are worksheets with exercises for each of the different songs to help the student apply the information learned in the songs.
This CD and workbook could be a great addition to any household, whether homeschooled or not! I also feel it would be great in a group setting, like a co-op or enrichment-type homeschool program. It would be a popular class! (In fact, I am using it at our enrichment this next school year!)
-Product review by Nicole Coffman-Cole, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, June 2017