1. Play games to learn the tables. Use a deck of cards and play multiplication snap or roll a number cube (dice) and multiply the number rolled by the table being worked on. So if you are working on the 8 times tables, and you roll a 6 you multiply it by 8.
2. Buy the CDs called 'Multiplication Rap' and play them daily. Sing a table to a familiar tune. For example 8 x 8 is 64 to the tune of Mary had a little lamb.
Best of all, reward each table learned over the summer!