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Sing Along Makaton: Five Little Monkeys

What you need

Your lovely voice!

Benefits

Makaton signing is a visual way to develop communication skills, which helps stimulate sounds and words. This visual way of communicating helps to encourage language development, i.e. putting words together. Makaton helps understanding, giving your child an extra visual clue.

The experience

Find a nice and cosy area in your house and get ready for some singing and signing. While listening to the video recording, try and copy the moves to add the visual element to your singing. Encourage your baby to copy the moves too. You can support them by navigating their hands to copy the actions. You can then repeat the singing and signing as many times as you like to learn all the moves and gestures.

 

Lyrics: 

 

Five little monkeys swinging in the tree

teasing Mr. Crocodile can’t catch me

along came Mr. Crocodile as quiet as can be

and snapped that monkey out that tree

 

Four little monkeys swinging in the tree

teasing Mr. Crocodile can’t catch me

along came Mr. Crocodile as quiet as can be

and snapped that monkey out that tree

 

Three little monkeys swinging in the tree

teasing Mr. Crocodile can’t catch me

along came Mr. Crocodile as quiet as can be

and snapped that monkey out that tree

 

Two … One …

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