Here are some beginning exercises to help introduce sight reading. I originally designed them so that the student would have to name the notes in each measure and then play them. Another option was to name the intervals in each measure and then play them. The best way I found so far was to name the direction of the notes (up-up or down-up, etc…). This makes the student aware of notes going up, down, and staying the same. Because this method does requires advanced concentration from the student, I would not recommend it for young children(ages 5 and under) unless they are “gifted”.