(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 Willow 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)
(Where Shall You Go My Little Girl?)
(Who Can Sail without Wind?)
(Yes, May He Live!)
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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.
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Over 125 songs and rhymes. Each includes the full text in Spanish, with translations into English. Many include links to recordings. Order Here!
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 [...]
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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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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 [...]