Nursery Rhymes – Five Little Monsters

The nursery rhyme Five Little Monsters is not my overall favourite children’s nursery rhyme, but it’s definitely up there with simplicity.

I originally came across this when scouring Youtube for some nursery rhymes that the little dude could watch and listen to. Thankfully, we found a channel called Little Baby Bum and pretty much any video from the channel used to calm him down when in the car. (Disclaimer: The phone was hidden under in the arm rest and therefore not visible). Even just the music seemed to settle him. If you’ve got a little one that’s quite restless on journeys, it’s definitely worth trying.

It seems to have originated as 5 Little Monkeys, and if you go further back, even has racist roots unfortunately as the original version seems to relate to “darkies” and use of the “N” word. Thankfully, that’s changed over the years and although Monkeys is still used as a common version, Monsters is a nicer alternative.

Video: 5 Little Monsters (Youtube(Little Baby Bum))

Lyrics for Five Little Monsters

FIVE little monsters jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head;
Mother called the doctor
And the doctor said:
No more jumping on the bed.

FOUR little monsters jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head;
Mother called the doctor
And the doctor said:
No more jumping on the bed.

THREE little monsters jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head;
Mother called the doctor
And the doctor said:
No more jumping on the bed.

TWO little monsters jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head;
Mother called the doctor
And the doctor said:
No more jumping on the bed.

ONE little monster jumping on the bed
He fell off and bumped his head;
Mother called the doctor
And the doctor said:
No more jumping on the bed!

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