Five Little Monkeys - Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children

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Five Little Monkeys

Five Little Monkeys is a highly interactive learning experience, full of wonderful educational ideas and interactive games to encourage the development of listening and language skills in young children. Available on the App Store.

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Screen shots of Five Little Monkeys App
Created by listening and spoken language specialists in conjunction with early childhood teachers, Five Little Monkeys is a highly interactive learning experience. The app is full of wonderful educational ideas and animated interactive games to encourage the development of listening and language skills in young children. Families of children who have reduced hearing or language problems will find the app particularly useful.
 
Five Little Monkeys has been designed as a cooperative app for parents and children so they can participate in a variety of shared activities together. 

Ideas

This section provides strategies and techniques, including instructional videos on how to use Five Little Monkeys to develop listening and language skills. This is achieved through interactive play, craft, and ideas on how to sing the song differently. These ideas are grouped together depending on your child’s language level:

  • Emerging language
  • Putting words together
  • Putting sentences together

Interactive Games

There is a fully animated game with two levels. Each level targets different levels of listening and language skills. With help from mum or dad, your child can choose to play a level that either consolidates or extends their current listening and language abilities. The game is:

  • Put the Monkeys on the Bed!
    The game reinforces the story of the song. Help your child put X monkeys on the bed, then shake the iPad to see how many fall off. Count the monkeys that fell off and the monkeys still on the bed. The game introduces numbers 1-8 and gives your child the opportunity to practice their counting skills in a fun, highly interactive way. 

PLEASE NOTE: Games are not compatible with iPad VoiceOver screen reader.

Music and Karaoke

Learn the lyrics to Five Little Monkeys. A karaoke style sing-a-long with music and lyrics is a great way to involve your child in singing. 

To contact us for any feedback or support, email the Apps team