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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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    "The Little Blue Bus is the debut album from Michael O'Halloran, celebrated Australian singer/songwriter (and former primary school teacher). It's a 14 track collection of folk songs filled with gorgeous harmonies, lilting fiddle, washes of dobro (a resonator guitar), sweet mandolin and banjo and tells the tales of life in Australia, from the desert to […] Read more »
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    Mrs. Mulligatawny is a poem by Arthur Macy about the value of thinking for yourself.  Macy’s style reminds me of the writing of the American children’s author, Dr. Seuss.  Both have fun making fun of human foibles! You can listen to a wonderful recording of the poem below and read along with the text.  MP3 […] Read more »
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    Do you remember doing the Bunny Hop? I learnt it as a kid in the early ’70’s in dance class.  The Bunny Hop and the Finnish Folk Dance called "Letkajenkka" (aka Letkis) are nearly identical.  Both became a dance craze around the world. The Bunny Hop became popular in the early 1950’s.  The Ray Anthony […] Read more »
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    Fairies a magical creatures that all kids should hear about! Here’s a poem about them called, Oh! Where Do Fairies Hide Their Heads? It was written by English poet, Thomas Haynes Bayly (1797-1839).  You can hear the poem sung below.  It sounds like a lullaby. MP3 Recording of Oh! Where Do Fairies Hide Their Heads? […] Read more »
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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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