Counting Songs: Five Little Monkeys Hanging From a TreePosted: February 21, 2014
My first visit with the 2-5-year-olds at the daycare set the tone: We sang a counting-back song (and per request sang it again before I left) and made playdough scoops of ice cream to count up to and down from 5.
I introduced the kids to “Five little monkeys hanging in a tree” to practice counting backwards and for the shock effect of the SNAP of the alligator which engages everybody! The slightly annoying Mr. Mike has a good presentation of the song here:
BBC School Radio – Counting Songs: Videos, lyrics and music for you to learn the songs before singing with kids.
Songs for Teaching – Number Chants and Counting Songs: Teaching Early Mathematics Skills, Shapes, Money and Telling Time