Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Age: Infant, Toddler

Equipment: None

Space requirements: Small space

Activity description:

  • With your child, sit on the floor facing each other with both of your legs apart in a “V” shape.
  • Hold hands and move forward and backward together while singing:

Row, row, row your boat

Gently down the stream

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily

Life is but a dream

  • Try the song again with different words:

Row, row, row your boat

Gently down the stream

If you see a crocodile

Don’t forget to scream!

Skill development:

  • Physical skills: arm movement; patterns; rhythm
  • Non-physical skills: vocabulary development

Adjust the challenge:

  • Move individually rather than with a partner.
  • Incorporate other movements such as moving side-to-side or using your feet.
Posted in 0-18 months (Infant), 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), M-R, No equipment required, Small space

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