Multiplication is simply fast addition. If your student can add, they can multiply! Try to use counters and pictures when first introducing multiplication. This will help your student understand the concept of multiplication.
Creating equal groups with counters is a fun way to learn the times tables. Use marshmallows or popcorn to create equal groups and answer multiplication questions.
Remember when learning the times tables to be patient. Accuracy is much more important than speed. Here is a trick to help with memorizing the two times table.