Five Little Monkeys
My Five Little Monkey’s Swinging In A Tree song has a fresh, new beat and music that will get your children singing and moving along. Using finger plays and songs in early childhood is a great way to help young children learn language, gain large and small motor skills, and work on memory social skills. Kids move their fingers and their arms like monkeys swinging in a tree and with hands together out front and then as the crocodile “snaps” at the monkey, children can do one hard “clap”.
This is something I would love to have many variations of for different stories. The kids are able to see the characters move as opposed to a picture in a book. They're able to also hear and connect to the characters that have a different voice. They can also create their own finger puppets and gain language development telling their story.