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Kid Songs and Rhymes of
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Aussi, Aussi, Aussi (Sports Chant)  
Australians Let Us BBQ (Christmas Song)
Babes in the Woods (Traditional Song)
Bluebells, Cockleshells (Jump Rope Rhyme)
Botany Bay (Traditional Song)  MP3 Midi
Click Go the Shears (Traditional Song)  
Deck the Sheds (Christmas Song)  Midi
G'day MP3
Hickup, Hickup, Go Away! (Nursery Rhyme)
I Still Call Australia Home (Traditional Song)
My Boyfriend Gave Me an Apple (Hand-clapping Song)  
One Potato, Two Potato (Counting-out Rhyme)  
Racing Car Number 9 (Counting Out Rhyme)
Ring the Bell (Play Rhyme)
Six White Boomers (Christmas Song)
The Sea (Hand Rhyme)
Waltzing Matilda (Traditional Song)
 
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Here are some of Mama Lisa's recent posts about the music, culture and traditions of Australia:
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    I’m trying out this widget to see if you can record a rhyme on it and send it to me.  This allows you to record a short rhyme (under 90 seconds).  Please try it and email me letting me know which rhyme you’re reciting and what language it’s in.  Thanks in advance! Mama Lisa Read more »
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    Kids love jokes!  That’s why you should check out Buzzfeed’s 19 Clean Jokes To Tell Your Kids...That Are Actually Funny. My favorite: Guy in a library walks up to the librarian and says, ‘I'll have a cheeseburger and fries, please.’ Librarian responds, ‘Sir, you know you're in a library, right?’ Guy says, ‘Oh, sorry. [in […] Read more »
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    It’s January 1st, a new year a new you! Nowadays, it’s easier than ever to lose weight and get in shape. There are apps that can help you. I decided in December to try a weight loss app in advance of the New Year. I found one called LoseIt!  So far I’ve lost 3 pounds […] Read more »
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    Check out Celebrating Christmas Musical Traditions Around the World to learn about different holiday traditions.  You can take a virtual holiday trip to Mexico, South Korea, Norway, Australia and Nigeria.  Enjoy! Mama Lisa Read more »
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    Shirley Pitcher wrote to me from Australia about a family tradition, handed down from her great-grandmother who came from North Ireland, to eat Nettle Cake or Eccles Cake on New Year’s Eve. Here’s Shirley’s letter followed by a recipe I found for Eccles Cake: The Great-Grandma I remember – Her name was Rosa – she […] Read more »
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    Monique wrote from France about terms of endearment used in French, Spanish and English that use Animal names... In French, we use many animals names as endearment words.  We use: Mon poussin (my chick) Mon poulet (my chicken) Ma poule/poulette (my hen/little hen - mostly for girls) Ma cocotte (my hen – cocotte is baby […] Read more »
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    Did you ever wonder whether specific proverbs and idiomatic expressions are still used in the English language?  Here I discuss some phrases that begin with the letter "A" and how well-known they are.  These proverbs are specifically about animals.  They can be found on the site The Phrase Finder.  The discussion here is specially from […] Read more »
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    Duck, Duck, Goose is a game every English-speaking kindergartener knows.  In other cultures, there’s a similar game called Drop the Handkerchief.  Here’s the difference... Duck, Duck, Goose To play Duck, Duck, Goose the kids sit in a circle except for the one who’s "It".  The person who is "It" goes around tapping each child’s head […] Read more »
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    Can you imagine seeing a Giant Rubber Duck floating in a river by you?  A Giant Rubber Duck has been sited in some major cities around the world! The Rubber Duck sculpture was created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman.   It’s been part of a tour called "Spreading Joy around the World". The hope is to […] Read more »
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    "The Swing" is a poem that describes something all kids have thought of while swinging... What if I went really high up on the swing? What would I see? You can read "The Swing" below and listen to a wonderful recording of it. It was recited by a boy named Willy.  MP3 Recording of The […] Read more »

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