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Shake your iPad to see how many monkeys fall off the bed!


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.

The app is divided into three sections:

1. 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

2. 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.

3. 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.

More apps:
Five Little Monkeys is part of our series on Songs for Listening and Language.

Also available for iPad:
-Old MacDonald
-Row, Row, Row Your Boat
-I’m a Dingle Dangle Scarecrow
-Incy Wincy Spider

Also available for iPhone:
-Old MacDonald

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CONTACT US: For feedback and support email – apps@ridbc.org.au

What’s New

Version 1.2.2

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Minor bugs and fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
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App Privacy

The developer, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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