(1, 2, 3, Red Light!)
(A Hobo Was Walking Down Roslags Street)
(Apple, Papple, Pirum, Parum)
(A Squirrel Sat in a Spruce Tree)
(Baa, Baa, White Lamb)
(Bake, Bake, Little Cake)
Clapping Game for Babies
(Bridge, Bridge, Breja)
(Carousel (Rosy Maiden))
(Dance My Doll)
(Dinkeli dunkeli doja)
(Fly, Ugly Fly)
(Grandma's Little Crow)
(Greetings to Those Back Home)
(Hasty Feet Run Quick, Quick, Quick!)
(Have You Seen my Bell Cow?)
(Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes)
(I Seek no Splendor)
(I Walk Alone and Wander Here)
(Little Old Santa Got a Cold)
Days of the Week Song
(My Hat, It Has Three Sides)
(Now It's Christmas Again)
(Now Merry Christmas Ends, Ends, Ends)
(Ole Dole Doff)
(One Elephant Was Swinging)
(Our Lady Ladybug!)
(Our Rooster Is Dead)
(Rida, Rida, Ranka (Version 2))
(Rider, Rider, Rocker)
(Ritsch, Ratsch, Fili-boom Boom Boom)
Santa Lucia Song
(Santa Lucia(Bright Illusion))
(Silent Night, Holy Night)
(So We Go around a Juniper Bush)
(Spring Breezes Weave and Whisper)
(Sun Out, Sun In)
(The Bear is Sleeping)
(The Cat and Its Tail)
(The Farmer and the Crow)
(The Fox Runs Across the Ice)
(The Gnomes' Christmas Night)
(The Harga Song)
(The Itsy Bitsy Spider)
(The Little Frogs)
(The Old Man and Old Woman Had a Calf)
(The Old Woman Wanted to Cradle a Baby)
(The Priest's Little Crow)
(There was a Little Mouse)
(The Wicker Song)
(Three Little Old Ladies)
(Thumb Tot, Spatula)
Finger Naming Rhyme
(Twinkle Little Star)
(We are All Mama's Kids)
(We are Musicians)
(We Go Over Dew-Sprinkled Mountains)
(Who Can Sail without Wind?)
(Yes, May He Live!)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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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 [...]
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“Ooey Gooey was a Worm” is a great poem for little kids to learn and recite. The words are as follows: Oooey gooey was a worm And a mighty worm was he He sat upon a railroad track And a train he did not see, Oooey Gooey! You can hear it recited in the video […] [...]
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The moon is a wonderful topic for children. We can all remember the magic of watching the moon follow us on our way home at night. Below you can listen to the poem “The Kind Moon” by Sara Teasdale and read along with the text… MP3 Recording of The Kind Moon The Kind Moon by [...]
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!