Designed as a gentle introduction to piano playing for young students (ages 3-6) who are not developmentally ready to learn to read music, but want to learn to play real songs, this set of 12 folk songs use the pentatonic scale. Half are in duple meter, the other half are in triple meter.
These song introduce standard rhythmic notation.
Begin by teaching the student to play with each hand separately. Then try playing in octaves with hands together. Other ways to play include transposing ("play somewhere else on the piano") and adding the harmony parts (using the Roman numeral chords under the notes).
Printing on 11x17 paper is optimal.
Button You Must Wander
Bow Wow Wow
Sally Go 'Round the Sun
Ride a Little Horsey
Skinnymalink Melod'on Legs