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wee sing note purpleParent Tip: Rhythm and imagination Song: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” (Wee Sing Sing-Alongs, Wee Sing The Best of Wee Sing)
• This activity works best if the song is sung without a CD or tape.
• Sit on the floor cross legged facing your child.
• Join hands and rock back and forth to the rhythm while singing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” at a tempo suggested by the story you are telling. The “rowing” will get faster or slower according to the story.
• Make up a simple story while “rowing” with your child.
The following is an example:
    “It’s a beautiful day and we are rowing our boats while enjoying the warm sunshine. This is so relaxing! Oh, dear! What’s that I see in the water behind us? It’s getting closer…maybe we should row a little bit faster. (Sing the song at a little faster tempo and row the boats accordingly.)… Maybe it’s a CROCODILE!! (Sing and row faster)… Look again!… Whew! It’s just a beaver. We can slow down now…

• Keep rowing and let your child help make up the story.

wee sing note greenTeacher Tip: Rhythm and imagination Song: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” (Wee Sing Sing-Alongs, Wee Sing The Best of Wee Sing)
• This activity works best if the song is sung without a CD or tape.
• Children sit cross legged on the floor facing a partner.
• Partners join hands and rock back and forth to the rhythm while singing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” at a tempo suggested by the story the teacher is telling. The “rowing” will get faster or slower according to the story.
• The teacher makes up a simple story while the children are “rowing.”
The following is an example:
    “It’s a beautiful day and we are rowing our boats while enjoying the warm sunshine. This is so relaxing! Oh, dear! What’s that I see in the water behind us? It’s getting closer…maybe we should row a little bit faster. (Sing the song at a little faster tempo and row the boats accordingly.)… Maybe it’s a CROCODILE!! (Sing and row faster)… Look again!… Whew! It’s just a beaver. We can slow down now…

• Keep the story going for as long as you want. Let the children help make up the story.

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