The majority of this adaptation is played with the right hand. LH thumb is on D, RH thumb is on E.
Finger 2 in the right hand plays F#.
This is the original key, and may be accompanied by the version in the songbook.
This song skips between hands frequently. However, many children overcome that challenge just because they are so excited to learn this particular song. This one is best learned one hand at a time, with the teacher/parent playing the other hand.
LH thumb on F, RH thumb on G. Be sure to prepare for the B flats at the beginning!
LH thumb on G, RH thumb on A. Watch for the accidentals!
This song has tricky timing. Rather than trying to explain the rhythm to a beginner, it is better to teach them to sing it (with syncopation) and the rhythm will just happen naturally. Remember, the focus with these songs is to help them quickly learn familiar songs and fuel their excitement about playing the piano.
LH thumb is on F, and RH thumb is on G. The majority of the playing is done by the RH in this piece.
Left thumb on A, Right thumb on B, with attention to fingers on F# and C#.
Don’t let the accidentals scare you! Beginners can play them just as well, especially because the hand position allows each finger to have the same note throughout the song. Give it a try. You’ll be surprised.