I cannot stress often enough the benefits of music education to children. If you're thinking of other activities for your child to get involved in, playing an instrument is a great option. The clarinet is especially appealing to children. Here are the "Top 5 Clarinet Method Books for Children" to guide you.
Written by Louis Hittler, this is a beginning method book for children that uses big notes to teach basic techniques. This book is described as a great introduction to the clarinet for the trial or rental period. Has beautiful pieces to learn such as "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and "Adeste Fidelis".
Published by Mel Bay Publications, a beginning book for children that has 47 big-note solo folk pieces to help build playing technique. Among the songs featured in this book are "Aura Lee" and "Frankie And Johnny".
Meant for young clarinetists age 7 and above, this book introduces the fundamentals of playing the clarinet in a fun and engaging way. It has solo and duet exercises, puzzles, games and other activities to teach clarinet playing.
This is under Hal Leonard's Learn to Play Series and is a favorite of many clarinet teachers. This instructional book presents the lessons progressively and has a fingering chart to further guide the students.
From Boosey and Hawkes, takes students from the very beginning of clarinet studies up to grade 3 level. Includes exercises, concert pieces, fingering chart, music glossary and other helpful materials.