Kids love a story, tell them they’re going to play a pentascale and show them how to do it…and they might be a bit bored. They’ll understand you perfectly fine, but they will just not be interested. But give them a sheet with a colourful stair case and suddenly it’s a fun activity!
This is often the first time I ask 3-5 year olds to spread out their fingers and use a proper hand position. At this stage they will either be working through Wunderkeys or My First Piano Adventure and doing supplementary “donut” songs using my colourful stars.
It takes quite a bit of preparation to get the hand in position, and it’s very important to give overflowing praise when they do manage to play in this position, using one finger at a time. To really sell this activity I always sing along with “Up and up and up and down and down”.
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