Row, row, row your boat

This nursery rhyme has fun actions and noises to make your baby laugh.

Sit with your child facing you and hold their hands. Move their hands backwards and forwards when you ‘row’. Have fun squeaking, screaming or roaring when you see the mouse, crocodile or lion.

It goes:

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!

Good to know

This song helps with your baby’s motor skills as they are using their whole body to rock. This can help them with their balance and muscle development.