(As I Went with Half a Penny to the Fair)
(Bake, Bake Scones)
(Black Horses )
(By the Shore)
(Chain, Chain, Turning Chain)
(Clink, Clink, Ring)
(Come Out, Sun!)
(Ecc-pecc, You Can Go Outside)
(Good Morning, Paul, Kate, Peter)
(Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes)
(I Cooked Peas)
(If I Was a Puss)
(If You're Happy And You Know It)
(In A Cabin, In A Wood)
(It's Evening, Already 8:00)
(I've Made a Small Garden)
(Ladybug, Fly Away)
(Little Wheel, Little Button)
Mother's Day Poem
(My Thumb is an Apple Tree)
(Night is Just Falling)
(One Should Go to Debrecen)
(One, Two, Three, Four)
(Oops, Oops, Soldier)
(Peck, Peck, Jackdaw)
(Rouse Thee Up Blessed Folk! )
(She is Dangling her Leg, Danglin')
(Sleep, Baby, Sleep)
(Slip Through, Slip Through, Green Twig)
(Song of Two-Pence)
St. Stephen's Day Song
(So the Clock is Ticking)
(Sound, Pipe, Sound)
(Spotted, Spotted, Cow Cow)
(Spring is Coming)
(Squeak, Squeak, Music)
(The Baby is Walking, Walking)
(The Candle is Burning, Burning)
(The Little Duck is Swimming)
(The Mill Doesn't Have a Millstone)
(The Morning Star Has Started To Descend)
(The Rabbit is Sitting in the Grass)
(The Shepherd is Well Off)
(The Spring Wind Blows The Waters)
(This One Has Gone Shooting)
(This Way Rooster, This Way Hen)
(Those Who Can't Walk in Step)
(Two Little Dicky Birds Sitting on a Wall)
(We Are Walking)
(We Bless You, Our Good Mother...)
(Where Are You Going, Little Rabbit?)
(Where Have You Been, My Little Lamb?)
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Travel to far away places with our new E-Books Kid Songs Around The World and Lullabies Around The World
Whoever the children are in your life - your kids, your grandkids, your students, even yourself (in your heart) - Mama Lisa's E-books are wonderful ways to help them experience other languages and cultures.
In Kid Songs Around The World we've gathered 100 of our favorite songs and rhymes from all the continents of the globe.
Each song includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation, and most include sheet music. All include links to web pages where you can listen to recordings, hear the tune or watch a video performance. Each includes a beautiful illustration.
Many have commentary sent to us by our correspondents who write about the history of the songs and what they meant in their lives.
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Over 50 lullabies and recordings from all over the world. Each Lullaby includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation.
Kid Songs Around The World and Lullabies Around The World are downloadable e-books, which you will gain access to immediately. (They are not physical books.)
We hope these books will help foster a love of international children's songs!
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Music, culture and traditions from all around the world!
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 [...]
Grit, or constancy of effort over time, is a key to success in life… this holds true for bothstudents at school andadults at work. Grit is more predictive than IQ and SAT scores. When we talk about grit, we’re talking about “passion and perseverance for long-term goals.” [...]
Kimberly wrote looking for help with a Hungarian rhyme. Here’s the question she emailed us: Hi Lisa, I love your website because I spent three years teaching at a bilingual preschool in Budapest and I loved it! I remember one of the Hungarian teachers playing a game with the children that I [...]
Renee Dickens wrote to us asking for help with a childhood song: “My grandmother used to sing a Norwegian song or rhyme she called ‘Ree Dee Dunkin’. No one in our family can find anything about it. It would be really great to have the actual song with all the words. Your help [...]
Comics are a great way to learn foreign languages! There’s a dual language comic by LA Johnson on NPR about dual language learning for children. You can read it here. In addition to being interesting, the comic mentions “Eenie, Meenie Miney Moe” in Spanish. It’s called, Tin [...]
A Mama Lisa Book
Over 50 songs and rhymes, in French with translations into English. You'll find well-known songs like Frère Jacques, Alouette, and Au claire de la lune, alongside many you may never have heard of. At the end of each item in this book, there's a web address to an online version of the song or rhyme. There we are often able to include sheet music, recordings and videos of performances. We hope this book will help foster a love of French songs and culture all over the world! Order Here!
Over 125 songs and rhymes. Each includes the full text in Spanish, with translations into English. Many include links to recordings. Order Here!