The thing is...I was never told (or I was but forgot) how to "slur". What do you mean by slurring? I can read a music dictionary but that does not tell me how to play it. Do I use the pedal? Do I hold down the notes until I run out of fingers to use?
Hmmm... this is fairly basic knowledge if you want to play the piano....................
The slur is the long curved line above the notes. It has nothing to do, obviously, with using pedal or keeping fingers on the keys. All it means that you play everything inside the slur a perfect legato, and that between slursp, you clearly lift the hands from the keyboard and make a little breathing space, like a singer would have to do when singing it. If you look at the slurring of these pieces you see that they are like songs, with strophes that could be sang (Bartok was very aware of this vocal element in his writing, and hugely inspired by native singing).
I will record what I feel that I have done well. I am no superman or a fantastic sightreader. It took me about 20 minutes to "perfect" the first piece and that is after a few days of working with it.
If you decide to put this up on the site then I will add to it slowly along with Tchaikovsky's Album for the Young. But it takes time and slow teadious practicing.
Oh, stop whining
For your information, I need about 2 hours to polish and record a little one-page organ piece that I already know very well (and in fact had already recorded earlier). And even then it's not perfect. So don't think that we don't all need to sweat on a recording.
I would consider putting the First Term on the site but on following conditions:
1) You do the complete cycle, and deliver it in one track. These are too short and simple to make them into separate downloadable tracks. Just not worth the effort, and you don''t want to be on the site with a 20-second track of not even two dozen notes. BTW My Dover book has only 17 items, not 23 !?
2) You perform them perfectly. In kid stuff like this there is no excuse for making mistakes or playing anything that is not written (or not playing anything that's written). Your target audience needs a role model here, and that you can be - you are not an absolute beginner even if you make it sound like you are sometimes.
Now this should not be such a daunting task, and then we'll have something worthwhile that you can be proud of, and that can be a great service to young people learning the piano.