Life Size Zoo by Teruyuki Komiya
Underpants Zoo by by Brian Sendelbach
Other book suggestions:
Animal Strike at the Zoo by Karma Wilson
Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert
Zoo-Looking by Mem Fox
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
ASL Sign of the Week: Monkey
Going to the Zoo (adapted from one of the 2014 ALA Conferences Guerilla Storytimes)
We're going to see some bears,
We're going to the zoo!
To look at all the animals and everything they do.
Shake it, baby, shake it!
Shake it if you can!
Shake it like a milkshake and pour it in a can!
Shake it to the bottom!
Shake it to the top!
Shake it round and round and round,
Until I tell you STOP!
Monkey Dance by the Wiggles
Monkey See, Monkey Do (from Perry Public Library)
Monkey see, monkey do,
Little monkey in the zoo.
Little monkey in the tree,
Can you jump around like me?
Additional actions can include, swing tail, clap hands, nod head, etc.
Kangaroo (from Preschool Education)
Jump, jump, jump, (jump)
Goes the kangaroo!
I thought only one, (hold out one finger)
but now I see two! (hold out two fingers)
Mommy and her baby, with his head popping out.
He holds on tight (hug self)
as they jump all about! (jump)
Elephant Goes Like This (from Preschool Education)
The elephant goes like this, like that (swing arms like a trunk)
He's terrible big (hold arms up high)
and very fat. (hold arms out)
He has no fingers. He has no toes. (wiggle fingers and toes)
But goodness gracious! What a nose! (swing arms like trunk)
Where is Tiger? (adapted from "Where is Brown Bear?" from Preschool Education)
Where is Tiger? Where is Tiger?
Here I am. Here I am.
How are you today sir?
Very, very sleepy.
Go to sleep. Go to sleep.
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Literacy tip of the week: When you read books to your child don't forget that you can always skip words or modify the story to suit their attention span. This will help make reading time even more fun for you both!