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Monkey with the bright blue bottom

What you need

Your listening ears.


  • Introducing preschool-aged children to jungle animals
  • Learning about animal patterns and colours
  • A rhyming book that also supports children learning the sound of the language while developing their early reading skills

The experience

A long time ago, when the world was quite new, a monkey sat watching the birds as they flew. Like feathery rainbows they flashed through the sky. ‘If they can be pretty,’ he thought, ‘why can’t I?’ 

When the mischievous monkey discovers a paintbox he has a brilliant idea, but things don’t go quite as Monkey has planned.

After listening to the story of the monkey, why don’t you try and decorate your own toy animals to be a little more interesting using a variety of different materials such as fabrics, foil and paint?

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