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Kid Songs From Around The World

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Whatever the culture a child belongs to, whatever the flag he or she lives under, this is the place to find the lyrics to kids songs, in English and in the original languages!

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Classic Mother Goose and other traditional poems and lullabies from English speaking countries.

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Duck, Duck, Goose is a game every English-speaking
kindergartener knows. In other cultures, there's a similar
game called Drop the Handkerchief. Here's the
Duck, Duck, Goose
To play Duck, Duck, Goose the kids sit in a circle except
for the one who's "It". The person who is "It" goes around
tapping each child's head saying "Duck". Eventually, the...
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"The Swing" is a poem that describes something all kids
have thought of while swinging... What if I went really
high up on the swing? What would I see?
You can read "The Swing" below and listen to a wonderful
recording of it. It was recited by a boy named Willy.
MP3 Recording of The Swing
The Swing
by Robert Louis Stevenson
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