As part of our transport theme, one of our favourite songs is ‘bateau sur l’eau’ – boat on the water.
There are a few versions of the song, as usual we have added a #MakingLanguagesFun twist to it and we have modified the end of the song. We shout “tombez!” which means “fall” and we all fall, ‘splash’ into ‘la rivière’ – the river.
It’s also great bath time song and all of our children and families love it.
Sit your child on your knee and ‘row’ your boat until you fall ‘splash’ in the ‘la rivière’
You could also say ‘vite’ [veet] – which means ‘quick or fast’ to reinforce every day commands whilst injecting our motto of #MakingLanguagesFun into your game!