Here’s an idea to teach reading notes away from the instrument. Make a large A3/A2 sized score with the two clefs(this can be tailored to your specific instrument). Make notes with different colour paper and ensure the notes can clearly sit inside the lines and on spaces. Mark the notes with capital letters(it is clearer this way for younger children or those who struggle to read). Ask students to put the notes in the correct positions. If you do this twice in 3 months or as often as needed, it helps students with reading. You can also extend this by asking them to play each note after they place the note in the correct line or space.
Over time, you can challenge the younger students to see how quickly they can place the notes on the clefs and beat their original times. This also works well when there is a struggle to remember the notes or students are loosing concentration. It’s a brilliant, fun resource to improve reading notes which works for me as I designed and tailored it to suit my students. It works well for the young and the old.
Kindly share your thoughts if it works or doesn’t.