(Bunches and Bunches of Cashew Fruit)
Drop the Handkerchief Game
(Chipmunk Chipmunk, Come Come Come)
(Crow, Bring Eyeliner for the Eyes)
(It Doesn't Bark Like, "Bow, Wow!")
(Mango, Mango Fruit)
(Moon, Moon, Come Running to Me)
(Rock Baby Rock)
(Short, Short Duck)
(Swing Your Hands, My Dear, Swing Your Hands)
(The Cats' Marriage)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
Music, culture and traditions from all around the world!
Ruth Cooper wrote to us asking for help with a Yiddish or Russian rhyme that’s a finger game. Here’s her email: The finger game I am trying to track down has motions that go with it. The words (from close to 80 years ago) were something like: Pippa kasa varele, nafshe studge [...]
The Children’s Music Network (CMN) is a group of teachers, musicians, parents and overall music lovers. Their goal is to share songs and ideas about children’s music. I recently spent time chatting with Alina Celeste, from CMN, about Mama Lisa’s World. We discussed the origins of [...]
Nowruz is the Persian New Year, which takes place at the beginning of Spring. Haji Firuz is a fictional character in Persian folklore who plays the tambourine and sings and dances in the streets at the beginning of Nowruz. His face is covered in soot and he wears bright red clothes and a hat. He [...]
Terry from Singapore wrote to me about folk songs and children’s songs from Singapore. Here’s his letter… I’m not really sure how many Singapore songs are really out there. As this is a country made up of three major cultures, with a British influence, many songs come from [...]
Figolli are traditional Easter cookies from Malta. They’re typically made during the Lent season and given to family, friends and little ones on Easter. Figolli are similar to shortbread. They have an almond/marzipan filling and are finished off with colorful icing. Each figolla is [...]
With Lullabies From Around The World
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