One of our favorite themes for story time is … monkeys! There are so many great books out there that both give information and entertain; and this is a theme that you could either focus solely on the fiction or just on the nonfiction and have plenty of books to choose from.
Did you know that there are new books arriving daily at the library? Sometimes it is hard for us to choose what books to use because there are so many that we love. It doesn’t matter if you want classics like The Original Curious George or Caps for Sale or even new titles like Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed or Monkey With A Tool Belt, ’cause we’ve got them all!
Here are some of our very favorite monkey books for story time. Most can be used for any age, but many are best suited for the preschool and toddler crowd.
How about some links to some simple (but fun) monkey crafts?
- Bendable Monkey
- Paper Bag Monkey Puppet
- Letter M Monkey
- Monkey Coloring Page and Bed Coloring Page (re-size and duplicate the monkey from the first coloring page and glue five monkeys onto the second coloring page)
Or maybe you want some monkey tunes from our collection?
- Wee Sing and Pretend (Song: Mickey the Monkey)
- Hot Potatoes! : The Best of the Wiggles (Song: The Monkey Dance)
- Dr. Jean and Friends (Song: Monkeys and the Alligator)
Don’t forget the action rhymes and finger plays!
Whatever you’ve got planned for story time, we’ve got you covered!