(The Canoe Turned Over)
(A Pretty Young Rose)
(I Threw a Stick at a Cat)
Folk Dance Song
(When Little Potato Sprouts)
(Clap, Little Hand, Clap)
Clapping Game for Babies
Hand Clapping Rhyme
(Bull with the Black Face)
(Put It Here, Put It There)
(Fall, Fall Balloon)
(Little Chapel of Melon)
(Arrival of the Shepherdesses)
Christmas Nativity Play
(Circle, Little Circle)
(He's A Good Friend)
(Slaves of Job)
(I Lived in the Sand)
(I Am Poor)
(I Saw a Roach)
(Spin, Spin the Wheel)
(I Went to Itororo)
(My Little Snack)
(A Carnation Fought with a Rose)
(My Hat Has Three Corners)
(My Little Rooster)
(The Top Entered the Round)
(The Toad Does Not Wash its Foot)
(Little Fish of the Sea)
(I Stepped on a Pebble)
(If This Street Were Mine)
(I Am a Little Girl)
(Little Theresa of Jesus)
(Long Live Joe Pereira)
(Long Live Joe Pereira(Version 2))
(Shoo, Little Bird)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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Since the "Happy Birthday to You" song has recently gone out of copyright, we’ve enhanced our collection of Birthday Songs around the World! There are however two birthday songs that we know of that are widely sung and that are still under copyright. One is a Portuguese [...]
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Here’s a video to hear animal sounds around the world... Bow Wow Meow – Animal Sounds in Different Languages from properniceinnit on Vimeo. The languages are: English, Mandarin, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Hindi, Canadian-French, Romanian, Japanese, Russian, Dutch, Bengali, [...]
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Amber wrote: Hello, I was wondering if you knew any titles of children’s books that are written in Portuguese? I teach a class of two year olds and one of my students has a birthday coming up soon and I want to get her some books. She’s from Brazil and speaks Portuguese. Of course I [...]
Jeringonza (aka jerigonza) is played in Spain and throughout Latin America. It’s also found in Portuguese speaking Brazil and even in Italy. It’s a secret language for kids – just like the English word game Pig Latin. (I’m going to make all the changes to the words in bold [...]
Cyndi wrote asking about a rhyme from her grandmother… Lisa, My grandmother always said the same nursery rhyme. She has recently passed away and I would love to know what it means. Words (I am not sure of the spelling), this was not an English rhyme. It is believed to have been Portuguese, [...]
Ellen wrote: I’m looking for the origin of a song entitled “Sambalale.” It’s about a boy who is a show off and is trying to get a mango out of a tree. Raffi credits it to Brazil but I can’t find anything on this. It’s one of my preschool favorites. E. [...]
Teresa wrote: I would love to buy a cd with all those Portuguese nursery rhymes. I have been trying to search on the net and I just can not find anything. Any ideas on how to get the cd with songs featured in your home page. Thanks Teresa I found a couple of Portuguese Children’s […] [...]
A site fully in Portuguese with links to lots of Brazilian children's songs and games by song type.
(In Portuguese and English)
Children's Songs and Rhymes of Portugal
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