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Row, row, row your boat

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Row, row, row your boat

What to do with this activity?

Row, row, row your boat is a fun song to sing with your baby. Sit your child facing you on your lap and hold their hands and as you sing the song, rock over and back. See the words below. You can click on the yellow activity link below to hear the tune of the song. Have fun with your child and listen to what they say to you.

Row, row, row your boat

"Row, row, row your boat, 
Gently down the stream
,
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, 
Life is but a dream

Row, row, row your boat
, Gently up the creek,
If you see a little mouse, 
Don't forget to squeak!

Row, row, row your boat
, Gently down the stream,
If you see a crocodile, 
Don't forget to scream!

Row, row, row your boat
, Gently to the shore,

If you see a lion
, Don’t forget to roar!

Row, row, row your boat, Gently down the river,

If you see a polar bear, don't forget to shiver!

Row, row, row your boat, Gently down the stream,

If you see a butterfly, don't forget to smile!

  • Why am I doing this?

    Talking is one of the most important skills your child will learn. It seems to happen naturally, but in fact you have a very important role to play. Your baby will learn to talk by hearing other people talk. The more you talk with your baby and respond to their noises and babbles, the more you help them learn to communicate. This will help them in every aspect of their life. 

  • How can I do more?

    Songs and rhymes are especially good for children as the rhythms and repetitive language make it easier for babies to learn language skills. Babies love songs and rhymes, especially hearing the sound of your voice. This is a great way to help your child to talk and listen. Rhymes with actions explain what words mean - "pour me out" in "I'm a little teapot". You can also create sound effects when you are singing songs and saying rhymes. Use your hands to clap, your fingers to click and your mouth to make playful sounds and whistles.

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