(Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes)
(The Shepherd is Well Off)
(Those Who Can't Walk in Step)
(The Mill Doesn't Have a Millstone)
Mother's Day Poem
(By the Shore)
(Spotted, Spotted, Cow Cow)
(I Cooked Peas)
(Slip Through, Slip Through, Green Twig)
(Squeak, Squeak, Music)
(Peck, Peck, Jackdaw)
(Clink, Clink, Ring)
(One Should Go to Debrecen)
(Ecc-pecc, You Can Go Outside)
(The Candle is Burning, Burning)
(One, Two, Three, Four)
(As I Went with Half a Penny to the Fair)
(I've Made a Small Garden)
(In A Cabin, In A Wood)
(This Way Rooster, This Way Hen)
(Night is Just Falling)
(It's Evening, Already 8:00)
(This One Has Gone Shooting)
(If I Was a Puss)
(If You're Happy And You Know It)
(Oops, Oops, Soldier)
(Where Have You Been, My Little Lamb?)
(Where Are You Going, Little Rabbit?)
(My Thumb is an Apple Tree)
(So the Clock is Ticking)
(The Baby is Walking, Walking)
(Spring is Coming)
(Ladybug, Fly Away)
(Little Wheel, Little Button)
(Two Little Dicky Birds Sitting on a Wall)
(Song of Two-Pence)
St. Stephen's Day Song
(The Little Duck is Swimming)
(Chain, Chain, Turning Chain)
(She is Dangling her Leg, Danglin')
(The Morning Star Has Started To Descend)
(The Rabbit is Sitting in the Grass)
(Good Morning, Paul, Kate, Peter)
(Rouse Thee Up Blessed Folk! )
(We Are Walking)
(Come Out, Sun!)
(Bake, Bake Scones)
(Sound, Pipe, Sound)
(The Spring Wind Blows The Waters)
(We Bless You, Our Good Mother...)
(Sleep, Baby, Sleep)
(Black Horses )
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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Did you know there’s a spoof version ofFrère Jacques in France? It’s a good song for when you’retrying to teach (or learn) the names of fruits and vegetables in French. It’s also helpful for pronunciation. Below are the lyrics with an English translation and an MP3 [...]
Lin wrote to me from Indonesia aboutcookies that are eaten there for the holidays. Happilyshe included links to recipes in caseanyone would like to try to make any of them. Some have fun names like Cat’s Tongue and Elephant Ears! I plan on trying to make a couple and will post the recipes [...]
Here’s a pretty little poem by Christina Rossetti. You can listen tothe mp3 recording and read along with the text below… MP3 Recording of Who Has Seen the Wind Who Has Seen the Wind? By Christina Rossetti Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you: But when the leaves hang trembling, [...]
The folklorist, Iona Opie died on October 23rd. She was 94 years old. Iona and her husband Peter compiled one of the most comprehensive books about English nursery rhymes called The OxfordDictionary of Nursery Rhymes (1951). As a fellow collector of rhymes and songs, I have great respect for them. [...]
I was thrilled to discover recently that there are rhymes to help kids (and adults) learn how to knit! The most well-known knitting rhyme isto help you remember the basic knit stitch: In through the front door, Around the back Peep through the window, And off jumps Jack! Here’s a quick video [...]
Ayako Egawa shared this recipe for Somen Noodles. She calls it Somen with Kinshitamago (thinly sliced egg crepes) and Okra. Ayako is a frequent contributor to Mama Lisa’s World, sharing the traditions, songs and recipes of Japan. Somen is the name for our noodles that are popular to eat in [...]
The Ant Explorer was written by the humorousAustralian poet, C. J. Dennis (1876– 1938).It was first published inA Book for Kidsin 1921. This poem is about the sugar ant, which comes from Australia Below you can listen to an mp3 recording of the poem and read along with the text. MP3 The Ant [...]
Written by Emanuela Marsura, a schoolteacher from Italy. “Once upon a time...” so begins every tale, returning to a time outside of time. So also began the narrative of games of yore in Italy... Once upon a time there was a place where little boys and girls could fill their days with [...]
The Telephone Game is played all around the world. To play, a group of children sit in a circle. The first child whispers something into the ear of the person next to him. That person in turn whispers the same sentence into the ear of the person next toher and so on around the circle. […] [...]
This article was written by Monique Palomares who works with us on the French version of Mama Lisa’s World. We recently posted a Breton song about dwarves from the region in France known as Brittany. The song is called Ar C’horred (The Dwarfs). There’s a verse in the song [...]
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