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Monkey business

Knowledge and skills

  • Story characters
  • Vocabulary development
  • Speaking and listening
  • Drama and role play
  • Empathy

Children are bound to warm to Monkey King’s roguish charm – and his multi-faceted character offers lots of scope for creative discussion and drama.

The story Monkey King’s Party is an adaptation of a story from a Chinese epic novel called Journey to the West, written in the 16th century by Wu Cheng’en. The main character Sūn Wùkōng, also known as Monkey King, travels west with a Buddhist monk, Xuanzang, encountering various adventures along the way.

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