First 5 Years

Going to the Zoo

BPL - FFY, Songs and Rhymes, Monkey with a banana

 

 


Babies

Book Jacket: Counting Kisses
Counting Kisses
by Karen Katz
ISBN: 068985658X
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Rhyme: "Three Little Monkeys"
 
Three little monkeys, (hold up three fingers)
Sitting in a tree. (wrap arms around self)
Eating a banana (pretend to peel and eat a banana)
Just like me! (point to self)
One had a frown (make a frowning face)
And one had a grin (make a smiling face)
And one had banana all over his chin! (tickle baby's chin and neck)

Toddlers

Book Jacket: Diddle Diddle Dumpling
Diddle Diddle Dumpling
by Tracey Campbell Pearson
ISBN: 0374308616
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Rhyme: "The Elephant"
 
The elephant goes like this, like that (walk heavily like an elephant)
He's terribly tall (stretch arms talls)
And he's terribly fat (stretch arms wide)
He has no fingers (wiggle fingers)
He has no toes (wiggle toes)
But oh my goodness! - (put arm in front of face)
What a nose! (pretend arm is an elephant's trunk)

Preschoolers

Book Jacket: Good Night, Gorilla
Good Night, Gorilla
by Peggy Rathmann
ISBN: 0399224459
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"Five Little Monkeys"
 
Five little monkeys, jumping on the bed (hold up five fingers)
One fell off and bumped his head! (rub head)
Mommy called the doctor and the doctor said (pretend to make a phone call)
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!" (shake finger)
Repeat with:  
Four little monkeys....  
Three little monkeys....  
Two little monkeys....  
One little monkey....