Here is another pre-reading solo. This is actually from a collection of folk songs that I wrote “on-the staff” and made into a book for my younger students who had learned to read music at the primer level. My daughter illustrated the book for me. I decided to turn this song from the book into a pre-reading solo and share with you.
Be careful if you use this with beginning students. There are some skips that need to be addressed, as well as the tie. If your young child has never played skips before, do a lot of pretend play in the air and on the piano cover before attempting to play. It will make a big difference. I’ve found that children who play a lot of pre-reading pieces with skips do a lot better when they come upon them in their music.