Here is a little tip for the young beginning piano student in your home. Young kids have a hard time looking at the music, then looking down at their hands, and then finding their place back on the music. You can really help them if you would take a “magic” pencil and point to the notes in order for them.
I have my students come in and review the song that they have been working on for the past week. If they are struggling, I say, “let me get my magic pencil and help you”. It works every time!
Now you don’t have to do this for them everyday. Just do it for the first couple of days to help them with their hand-eye coordination. You will be amazed at how much faster they will learn and it gives you a chance to participate in their learning.