# Interesting Counting Rhymes for Children

Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Counting Rhymes for Children – a great animated video to help support your child with counting from 1-5, the video also introduces the concept of simple subtraction.

There are different methods used with kids to teach them how to count, one of these methods or techniques is the different rhymes that they are given the chance to sing along with. These rhymes are numerous, one of them is called the “Five Little Monkeys” and this is the one we brought through this educational video.

This counting rhyme helps the kids to count to 5 and it also makes the subtraction method much easier for them. Here are the words of the song:

“Five little monkeys jumping on the bed

One fell off and bumped his head

Mummy called the doctor and the doctor said, no more monkeys jumping on the bed

Four little monkeys jumping on the bed

One fell off and bumped his head

Mummy called the doctor and the doctor said, no more monkeys jumping on the bed

Three little monkeys jumping on the bed

One fell off and bumped his head

Mummy called the doctor and the doctor said, no more monkeys jumping on the bed

Two little monkeys jumping on the bed

One fell of and bumped his head

Mummy called the doctor and the doctor said, no more monkeys jumping of the bed

One little monkey jumping on the bed

He fell off and bumped his head

Mummy called the doctor and the doctor said, no more monkeys jumping on the bed”

Educating your kids should happen through easy methods and ways to make them more excited and at the same time make it easier for them to learn the lesson. Learning the numbers and knowing the right order when it comes to counting could happen through playing with the kids and counting specific items, through singing some counting rhymes with them and it could also happen through showing them the numbers by writing them down and permitting them to do the same, so they will learn the numbers and how they are written.

One of the good things about these counting rhymes for kids and about using them and depending on them is that they also help the kids with one of the mathematical equations which is subtraction. How many monkeys would remain if one was removed from five? The answer will be apparent to the kids after they sing the whole song because it will keep reducing the number of monkeys until they reach one. (Counting Games).

To get the kids excited about learning to count and knowing how to do it correctly, we have doubled this song in the video; the first time for us to sing along and let them learn about the rhyme, and the second is for giving them the chance to sing along with us after learning the rhyme (they might still not be able to remember it all, but they could read the words and sing along).

Could you remember the words of the song and sing it one more time now? Do you remember counting the number from one to five?

Always take the process of teaching your kids step by step and don’t overload them with information all at once, because most probably they will lose it all and will forget everything they are supposed to learn. In this video, we focused on giving the kids just five numbers so that they could remember them easily and at the same time learn the first step in subtraction and counting backwards if asked to (Counting On and Back).

Learning the numbers and learning how to count is from the initial lessons that kids are given while they are being homeschooled, so choosing the interesting and creative techniques and rhymes will be always the duty of the parent which will either make the whole thing exciting or else make it all boring.

Help your child to explore the key concepts of numbers, counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in Maths. Spelling, reading, writing and grammar in English. Help them to develop their imagination and creativity with crafts and to explore a range of skills to cook, bake and create tasty treats and snacks.

Easy-to-follow activities will support you and your child to learn and practice new concepts as well as enjoy spending time together. Help your child to progress and explore and most importantly – have fun!

Enjoy watching the video along with your kids and let us know how effective it turned out to be with them. Did your kids learn how to count to five from this video?

From the other counting rhymes for kids which you could also check other videos on our channel, there is the “Five Fat Sausages“, there is also “Ten in a Bed“.