Monkey Stories at Handley Regional Library

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Monday, February 8th is the first day of the lunar new year.  This year is the year of the monkey, so we’re sharing all things monkey this week at our storytimes.

Here are a few of the stories, poems, and songs that we’ll be sharing this week, so you can keep singing, playing, and reading with your little ones at home.  Don’t forget to sign up for the Winter Reading program – each storytime we’ll be giving out a secret code so you can earn badges for attending programs.  Register online here and pick up your registration packet when you come to the library.

Books to Share:

Book Jacket for: Monkey and meBook Jacket for: Five little monkeys jumping on the bedBook Jacket for: Caps for sale : a tale of a peddler, some monkeys, and their monkey business

We’ve created a collection of new favorite and classic monkey-themed books for you!  If you loved one of our storytime books from this week and can’t remember what the title was, you can find them here: Monkey Stories at HRL

These books, and many more, are available at the Handley Regional Library.  Many of our collections of books on popular subjects are also available right here on the blog on the Booklists page and are also available in hardcopy at your library.

Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays to Share:

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed  

Five little Monkeys jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped her head.
Momma called the doctor
And the doctor said,
“No more monkeys, jumping on the bed!”
Four little monkeys, jumping on the bed . . .

Just Like Me

Monkeys all stand up, just like me.
Monkeys all wiggle, just like me.
Monkeys all jump up, just like me.
Monkeys all stretch high, just like me.
Monkeys all sit down, quietly.

Monkey, Monkey

Monkey, monkey,
Jump all around.
Monkey, monkey,
A banana eat.
Monkey, monkey,
Tastes so sweet!
Monkey, monkey,
Swing in the trees!
Monkey, monkey,
Great big sneeze!
Monkey, monkey,
Sit on the ground.
Monkey, monkey,
Read with me!

Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree

Five little monkeys sitting in a tree
Teasing Mr Alligator, “Can’t catch me!”
Along comes Alligator, mouth open wide–\
Snap! A little monkey deep inside.
Four, three, two, one…

Underneath the Monkey Tree

(Sung to “The Muffin Man”)

Come and play awhile with me,
Underneath the monkey tree.
Monkey see and monkey do,
Just like monkeys in the zoo.

Continue verses, replacing first line with:

Swing your tail, 1, 2, 3…
Jump around and smile like me…
Copycat Game Chant

Let’s play copycat just for fun
Whatever I do, you do the same.
That’s the way we play the copycat game.

Animals in the Zoo
(Tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”

The monkeys at the zoo say Ooh, ooh, Ahh,
Ooh, ooh, aah, ooh, ooh, aah.
The Monkeys at the zoo say Ooh, ooh, aah,
All day long.
Continue with other animals . . .

We hope to see you at storytime!

Bowman Library
Toddler Time – Mondays @ 11AM
Twilight Tales – Tuesdays @ 6PM
Preschool Time – Wednesdays @ 11AM
Baby Time – Thursdays @ 11AM
Preschool Time – Saturdays @ 11AM

Clarke County Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 10:30AM – Preschool Time

Handley Library
Mondays @ 10:30AM – Preschool Time
Tuesdays @ 10:30AM – Baby and Me
Wednesday, Jan. 20 @ 6PM – Pajama Time
Thursdays @ 10:30AM – Toddler Time

Check the calendar for more children’s programs and special events throughout the system.


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