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Ahoy thar matey, join Pirate Black Mo on the high seas and develop your child’s listening and language skills!

Created by Listening and Spoken Language Specialists in conjunction with Early Childhood Teachers, Row, Row, Row Your Boat is a highly interactive learning experience. The app is full of wonderful educational ideas, animated interactive games, and engaging sounds to encourage the development of listening and language skills in young children. Families of children who have reduced hearing or language difficulties will find the app particularly useful.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat has been designed as a cooperative app for parents and children so they can participate in a variety of shared activities together. These activities are divided into three sections:

1. Ideas
This section provides strategies and techniques, including instructional videos on how to use Row, Row, Row Your Boat to develop listening and language skills. This is achieved through interactive play, craft, and ideas on how to sing the song differently. These ideas are grouped together depending on your child’s language level:
• Emerging language
• Putting words together
• Putting sentences together

2. Interactive games
There are two fully animated games that target different levels of listening and language skills. With help from mum or dad, your child can choose to play a game that either consolidates or extends their current listening and language abilities. The games are:

• Where do they go?
Help Pirate Black Mo sort out where all the vehicles belong – in the air, on land, or in the water, then watch them spring to life and hear the sounds they make. Ten vehicles are included: row boat, sail boat, submarine, car, bike, bus, truck, plane, air balloon, and rocket.

• Collect the treasure!
Help Pirate Black Mo fill his coffers by collecting objects that rhyme. This game introduces early childhood rhyming concepts in a fun, goal orientated way.

PLEASE NOTE: Games are not compatible with VoiceOver screen reader.

3. Music and karaoke
Learn the lyrics to Row, Row, Row Your Boat, alternative versions, and related songs. A karaoke style sing-a-long with music and lyrics is a great way to involve your child in singing.

More apps
Row, Row, Row Your Boat is part of our series on 'Songs for Listening and Language.'

Also available for iPad:
• Old MacDonald

Also available for iPhone:
• Old MacDonald

Contact us
Email: For feedback and support email – apps@ridbc.org.au

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What’s New

Version 1.2.2

Minor bugs and fixes

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings


Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children
23.8 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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