# How Many Monkeys?

Music Therapy counting videos & songs for special needs individuals.

Goal: Client will determine whether 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 pictures are shown.

Domains: Academics, Math

Kids love Five Little Monkeys. You know the story. There are five monkeys. They jump on a bed. One monkey falls and bumps their head. Mom calls a doctor. Everyone ignores the doctorâ€™s pragmatic medical advice. One at a time, the rest of the monkeys proceed to plummet to the floor until they are all injured. Mom creates a GoFundMe to cover all of her childrenâ€™s medical expenses.

This song can be used to teach safety skills, subtracting, and counting. The pattern is always the same (5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0) always subtracting 1 each subsequent repeat. Numerous videos (with numerous melodies) of Five Little Monkeys can be found online. Sometimes visual numbers are even used, although this can be confusing. While the number 5 refers to the entire group of five monkeys, it is usually shown on or around the fifth monkey.

How Many Monkeys? can be used on its own or as a companion piece to Five Little Monkeys. How Many Monkeys? does not use visual numbers because of the potential confusion between cardinal numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and ordinal numbers (1^{st} , 2^{nd}, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}). Also, number identification is not a pre-requisite skill needed for counting. Five Little Monkeys does not use verbal counting, instead just telling you how many monkeys are on the bed. How Many Monkeys? uses verbal counting, along with arrows, to arrive at the total number of monkeys displayed. How Many Monkeys? also comes in a variety of number sequences:

5-4-3-2-1

1-2-3-4-5

2-5-3-1-4

4-1-3-5-2

This ensures that your student is actually counting instead of just memorizing a pattern. There are 4 regular videos (using the above patterns) that model the counting for your student and 4 fill-in-the-blank videos for you student to count. There are also 5 songs (4 using the above patterns and one fill-in-the-blank) that you can use with included printable monkey flashcards.

Download includes:

- 8 videos [mp4 video files]
- How Many Monkeys? 1-2-3-4-5

- How Many Monkeys? 1-2-3-4-5 (fill-in-the-blank)

- How Many Monkeys? 5-4-3-2-1

- How Many Monkeys? 5-4-3-2-1 (fill-in-the-blank)

- How Many Monkeys? 2-5-3-1-4

- How Many Monkeys? 2-5-3-1-4 (fill-in-the-blank)

- How Many Monkeys? 4-1-3-5-2

- How Many Monkeys? 4-1-3-5-2 (fill-in-the-blank)

- 5 songs [mp3 audio files]
- How Many Monkeys? 1-2-3-4-5

- How Many Monkeys? 5-4-3-2-1

- How Many Monkeys? 2-5-3-1-4

- How Many Monkeys? 4-1-3-5-2

- How Many Monkeys? (fill-in-the-blank)

- 4 lyrics [PDF]
- How Many Monkeys? 1-2-3-4-5

- How Many Monkeys? 5-4-3-2-1

- How Many Monkeys? 2-5-3-1-4

- How Many Monkeys? 4-1-3-5-2

- 4 lyrics & chords [PDF]
- How Many Monkeys? 1-2-3-4-5

- How Many Monkeys? 5-4-3-2-1

- How Many Monkeys? 2-5-3-1-4

- How Many Monkeys? 4-1-3-5-2

- 6 flashcards [PDF]