Monkeys – Infant Storytime

Today was all about monkey fun!

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: I’m a Little Cuckoo Clock*

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE SIGN: “Monkey”

BOOK:

More and More by Emma Dodd

MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

FLANNELBOARD:
Four Yellow Bananas

Idea taken from one little librarian

4 yellow bananas, so yummy to see.
The monkey ate one, & then there were 3
3 yellow bananas, & he knew what to do.
The monkey ate one, & then there were 2
2 yellow bananas, hanging in the sun.
The monkey ate one, & then there as 1
1 yellow banana, well for goodness sake.
The monkey ate that one, & he got a tummyache
Now there are no little bananas hanging on the tree
Monkey, your tummy wouldn’t hurt if you shared them with me!

BOUNCE: “Ladies Ride” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music

MOVEMENT: Patty Cake*

BOOK:

Little Monkey Calms Down
 written by Michael Dahl, illustrated by Oriol Vidal

TICKLE: These are Baby’s Fingers*

NURSERY RHYME FLANNELBOARD:
Pop! Goes the Weasel

Song and patterns from The Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra.

All around the cobbler’s bench
The monkey chased the weasel
The monkey thought it was all in fun
POP! Goes the weasel.
 
A penny for a spool of thread
A penny for a needle
That’s the way the money goes
POP! Goes the weasel.

Make the weasel two-sided, with a different bright color on each.  When you say POP! flip the weasel from one side to the other.

MOVEMENT: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 3 from Walt Disney

MOVEMENT: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:

Book: Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett

GREAT RESOURCES FOR MORE IDEAS:
Jen in the Library – Monkey and Apes: Wonderful Primates! – Infant Storytime (November 7, 2012)

HOW IT WENT:
A good theme.  A few years ago I did a primates theme, which seemed to offer more variety for books for this theme, because you could use both apes and monkeys in that theme.

PRESENTED: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

ATTENDANCE: 36 people (adults and children)

* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music

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