Friday, January 10, 2014

Fingerpla Fun Friday: Monkey See, Monkey Do!

Here is a neat little rhyme with a repeated chorus: Monkey See, Monkey Do

Monkey See, Monkey Do

When you clap, clap, clap your hands
The monkey claps his hands

(Chorus) Monkey see monkey do,
Monkey do the same as you.

When you stomp, stomp, stomp your feet
Monkey stomps his feet

When you turn, turn, turn around
Monkey turn, turn, turns around

When you jump, jump, jump up high
Monkey jump, jump, jumps up high

I like this one because it includes the repeated chorus over and over.  You can extend the rhyme by adding new verses, but you will always include the "Monkey see, monkey do, monkey do the same as you!"  This is provides kids with a very quick introduction to song structure.  Kids who understand how songs and stories are structured have a much easier time making predictions when they begin learning how to read!

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