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Night Monkey, Day Monkey

What you need

Your listening ears and a camera (if available).


Language development, new vocabulary, introducing the opposites, supports understanding around the concept of being different and unique.

The experience

Sit back and listen to the lovely story read by Rik, about two monkeys who are as different as night and day, yet still learn to be friends – with adorable, sumptuous illustrations from Lucy Richards. 

When the story has finished, why don’t you take some photos of different places in your home when they are light and dark. Make a photo collage to compare them. You can also think about how the different animals in the story move. Could you try to copy some of their movements?

Have fun!