I love using hands-on activities to teach kids. It makes the skill so much more memorable for them and a whole lot more fun. This crayon rubbing coin counting activity is one I use all the time with my kids when they are learning to count coins. My very tactile learners have loved this and it really helps make the information they are learning more sticky (and anytime I can prevent information from going in one ear and out the other I count it as a win).
If you can say one thing about Disney, it’s that they definitely know how to keep kids entertained. I know in my house Disney has been responsible for a lot of smiles. Disney is now branching out into the educational world with the release of Mickey’s Magical Math World, an app aimed at ages 3-8 that teaches kids early math concepts with the help of some of your favorite Disney characters.
My kids love playing games so anytime I can turn an academic concept into a game they are big fans. This multiplication game is a twist on the classic War card game that everyone knows and loves. It can be adapted for kids of all skill level so you can increase the difficulty as your child strengthens his math skills.