Monkeys & Apes: Wonderful Primates! – Toddler Storytime

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song

MOVEMENT:“Clap Everybody and Say Hello” from Sally Go Round the Sun by Kathy Reid-Naiman.

MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them


Two Little Monkeys by Mem Fox

MOVEMENT: “Reach for the Ceiling” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

MOVEMENT: Itsy Bitsy Spider


5 Little Monkeys

Pattern and Song from Felt Board Fingerplays by Liz and Dick Wilmes

Five little monkeys
jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”

Continue counting down until no monkeys are left.

MOVEMENT: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music


Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett

MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass


“Good Night, Gorilla” from Good Night, Gorilla …and More Bedtime Stories

MOVEMENT:  Storytime’s Over

This was a nice storytime.  I wanted to do a monkey themed storytime since I first saw Two Little Monkeys, because I thought it would work well with the toddlers.  It did, but I’m wondering if there is something I can do motions-wise to make it more interactive.  Must remember that for next time.  I also love Monkey and Me – I think that’s one of my favorite reads for this age.

ATTENDANCE:   10 am: 39 people     11 am: 35 people

1 thought on “Monkeys & Apes: Wonderful Primates! – Toddler Storytime

  1. Pingback: Monkeys – Toddler Storytime | Jen in the Library

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