We are loving Winifred Crock's "Pattern Play!" It's awesome for teaching note reading!
"The Pattern Play Series helps my students to feel successful right away when tackling the challenge of reading music. The pieces are fun and the questions provided to direct instruction are thought-provoking and allow me to check for comprehension quickly.
I can't sing its praises enough!"
"I love the Suzuki-like gradual sequence of concepts and the focus on patterns and intervals before individual notes. Students can gain a visual knowledge of notes on a staff without being able to connect them to the instrument but Pattern Play bridges the gap.
A very practical approach for new readers!"