The set I’m posting today has 5 more pre-reading pieces. Several of these pieces are about back to school. Two have never been posted or shared on my website, so today is their debut! The other ones I’ve posted before, but I’ve revised them to portrait orientation to use in binders.
One of the new ones is The Golden Rule. If you notice any similarities to Red Light, Green Light, or Right Hand, Left Hand, and other pieces I wrote, well, it is on purpose.
You see, I had little 4-year-old who just loved Red Light, Green Light. For an entire year he played it over and over. So I started writing new lyrics and drawing different art using the same notes in order to expand his “repertoire.” Of course he loved those, too.
Here’s the run down of today’s bundle.
- It’s October is the easiest of the set. There are no notes, just left hand finger numbers. I wrote it to give one on my students more experience in “floating” down the keyboard.
- Snail, Snail is a traditional children’s song and is the only one in the set I didn’t write. Brace the 3rd finger with the thumb and drop into the keys. Moms and Dads, don’t let your child poke at the key or play with stick fingers.
- Play The Golden Rule with firm finger tips and alternate between the left and right hand. The yellow section is hands together.
- T-Ball is for fingers 2, 3, and 4 on CDE. Keep the hands in a rounded position, drop into the keys, and keep that thumb forward, not dangling off the keys. It’s fun to wrap their fingers around a ball to show a nice rounded hand position. I have some mini promotional sports balls that I’ve collected over the years. They are good for little hands.
- Back to School is the twin to T-Ball. It uses CDE only, with fingers 2, 3, and 4, and is a great way to start learning the names of the white keys.
If you like these, check out my other post with 5 different pre-reading pieces.
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