When someone says monkey see, monkey do it means that people imitate what they see other people doing.
Children learning behaviour by copying what they see happening around them.
Copying the behaviour of another without reason or understanding.
1. My toddler has been saying bad words lately so I told my husband, “Monkey see, monkey do!”
2. Jordan has been hitting my older son, it’s definitely a monkey see, monkey do situation.
3. I am always cleaning the house and my baby daughter has been mirroring my actions. Monkey see, monkey do!
4. Ok, class, monkey see, monkey do! Follow everything I do!
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