Create Your Own Storytime at Home: Zoo

Need inspiration to create your own storytime at home? Having an at-home storytime with your children can be as simple as reading a few books, dancing together to a silly song, and reciting a rhyme. The following books, songs, and rhyme are all fun suggestions for a "zoo" themed storytime. 

Dear zoo by Rod Campbell

Zoo ah-choooo by Peter Mandel ; illustrated by Elwood Smith

The Underpants Zoo by written and illustrated by Brian Sendelbach

Six little ducks [sound recording] by Al Dana... [et al.] — Dance to the track "Going To The Zoo."

Wiggleworms love you [sound recording] — Sing along with the track "Speckled Frogs."

Rhyme: The Monkey

The monkey claps, claps, claps his hands. (Clap hands)
The monkey claps, claps, claps his hands (Clap hands)
Monkey see, monkey do.
The monkey does the same as you! (Use pointer finger - let child select new action such as "jump," "hop," "tap nose"...and repeat)

Also check out our Poems and Fingerplays page for additional rhymes!

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