Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (Song)

Early Literacy Aside--Explain: Singing songs together is an enjoyable way to start developing expressive language, talking! Young children repeat what we say. This is the first step for them to express their own thoughts. Songs like this one, Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, have a repeated phrases which makes it easier for toddlers to learn. Let’s try it.Song: Five Little Monkeys 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." Repeat for 4, 3, 2, 1 [For babies, bounce child to the rhythm. For older children, use five fingers to represent the monkeys and make appropriate actions.]