These are the videos I created for my 1st and 2nd graders so that they could memorize the numbers of the strings. These videos utilize number patterns, which 1st and 2nd graders are familiar.
There are six videos in this zip file!
1. Open Strings: forward
2. Open Strings: backward
3. Open Strings: skips forward
4. Open Strings: skips backward
5. Open Strings Review (this includes the above four videos in a shortened version)
6. String Numbering System: explains why I number the strings seemingly "backwards."
This string numbering system does not conflict with Tabs, because it is a visual approach.