“Row, Row, Row Your Boat” is a popular nursery rhyme originating in the 19th century America.
It is an educational song and also an interactive singing game for kids. It can be played at home by parents and children or in kindergartens. While singing the lyrics, the kids must be sitting down face to face holding their hands, leaning to the front and to the back imitating the dance of a boat.
It also can be a good game to play in the pool to make the kids more confident in water. You can have your baby sitting on a mat in front of you while you are cradling him singing “Row, Row, Row your boat”. You can also hold their hands to give them more confidence.
The lyrics of this song can be used by teachers and parents to explain the children the importance of a positive attitude in life. Row, Row, Row Your Boat’s meaning is to not quit, keep going with your life no matter how many difficulties or duties you are meeting.
The origin of the song is uncertain. Similar lyrics were first published in 1852 and the version of the song as known today have been republished later in The Franklin Square Song Collection without any reference about the author.
“Row, Row, Row Your Boat” Lyrics
Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.