Nursery Rhyme for Your Five Little Monkeys

Beginning your search for wholesome children songs and nursery rhymes might feel overwhelming at first but we’re here to help. A classic toddler song that you might remember singing while growing up is Five Little Monkeys. This classic nursery rhyme is carried with a cheerful yet mischievous musical tone and has been kept around for ages because of the educational benefit it holds.

The Educational and Moral Benefits for your Little Monkeys

The lyrics of this kids’ song is an informative yet catchy way to teach your child the value of mathematical subtraction and importance of listening to others. At the end of the Five Little Monkeys, all the monkeys that fell from the bed ended up learning their lesson through the negative reinforcement of getting injured and having to visit the doctor. Within the lyrics of this children song, a character known as “Mother” repeatedly tells the monkeys that they should not be jumping on the bed given the potential dangers of doing so.

Upon reaching the end of the nursery rhyme we find that there are in fact, no more monkeys able to jump on the bed because of the injuries they had sustained after disobeying their mother. The moral of this story is to not be foolish and listen to your elders because they possess a great amount of wisdom that could be helpful in the long run, this kind of exposure to moral problems and solutions is valuable to children at young ages who are still in their early learning stages. Broadening the horizon for your child using nursery rhymes is a practice that has been around for ages. Not only is your child being entertained but they are also learning vicariously through the storyline.

Other Activities Involving this Nursery Rhyme

These famous kids song also has a lesser known finger play to engage your little monkeys’ imagination and mind. The finger play is easy to find and usually accompanies the song lyrics or song link.

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Old MacDonald Had a Farm – Animal Revolution

Onomatopoeia can be quite difficult to explain to children but with Old McDonalds Farm, this favourite children rhyme makes it very easy to introduce kids and pre-school kids the associations between sounds and the meanings they represent. It is all time favorite preschool song.

Right beside Dave and Ava’s house lived Old McDonalds, a hardworking farmer who had a very large farm. Old MacDonald had lots of animals on his farm. He had cows, pigs, ducks, horses, lambs, chickens, birds and many more animals.

One day, Old MacDonald came to his farm and met all his animals looking sad. They did not welcome him warmly like they used to. He became worried and went to meet the cows to find what was wrong. Old MacDonald said; “hello cows, why are you sad?” The next thing he heard was a “moo moo” here, and a “moo moo” there, here a “moo,” there a “moo”, everywhere a “moo moo”. Confused, Old MacDonald left the cows and went to meet the pigs to find out why they were sad.

Old MacDonald asked the pigs; “hello piggie, why are you sad?” The next thing he heard was a “oink oink” here and a “oink oink” there, he looked around him but the only thing he heard was “oink oink” everywhere he tuned.

“I trust the ducks, they will surly talk to me and tell me what is going on here” Old MacDonald thought to himself as he left the pigs. Before he got to the cage where his ducks were, all his animals had assembled there all waiting with long face. The “quack quack” of the ducks, the “neigh neigh” of the horse, the “baa baa” of the sheep, the “cluck cluck” of the chicken almost drove him crazy.

“I guess I know what the problem is. These animals must be very hungry this morning. They are surely trying to tell me their feelings” Old MacDonald got their meals, went to their pens and cages and fed them all to their satisfaction.

As old Old MacDonald went round to check on them to ensure they were all fine, he met his animals, happy, singing and dancing. At every corner of his farm, he heard a “cluck cluck” here and a “baa baa” there, here a “neigh”, there a “quack” and everywhere an “oink”“moo”. Old MacDonald smiled and went home.

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