Times Tables are a vital part of many mathematical concepts particularly as children to 5th and 6th class. If the children know their times tables it gives them an automatic headstart when learning new concepts as they are not held back due to a lack of knowledge with their tables.
In my class we do a lot of tables work at the beginning of each lesson from writing out the multiples of a given table, using tables boards and answering quick fire tables questions or playing games with tables.
Times Tables Matching Cards
These are a brilliant resource for station teaching. The children can work in pairs to play and see how quickly they can match the times tables question with the answer. They could work against another team to add a bit of friendly competition.