(A Carnation Fought with a Rose)
(A Pretty Young Rose)
(Arrival of the Shepherdesses)
Christmas Nativity Play
(Bull with the Black Face)
(Circle, Little Circle)
(Clap, Little Hand, Clap)
Clapping Game for Babies
(Fall, Fall Balloon)
(I Am a Little Girl)
(I Am Poor)
(If This Street Were Mine)
(I Lived in the Sand)
(I Saw a Roach)
(I Stepped on a Pebble)
Hand Clapping Rhyme
(I Threw a Stick at a Cat)
(I Went to Itororo)
(Little Chapel of Melon)
(Little Fish of the Sea)
(Little Theresa of Jesus)
(Long Live Joe Pereira)
(Long Live Joe Pereira(Version 2))
(My Hat Has Three Corners)
(My Little Chicken)
(My Little Snack)
(Put It Here, Put It There)
(Shoo, Little Bird)
(Slaves of Job)
(The Canoe Turned Over)
(The Toad Does Not Wash its Foot)
(The Top Entered the Round)
(When Little Potato Sprouts)
Folk Dance Song
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Brazil and more.
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 [...]
Watch Darth Vader say, "I am your father" to Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movie in 20 different languages (as dubbed in the movies). You can see a list of the languages with their voice actors below the video. Languages and Voice Actors: English (Original) – James Earl [...]
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, [...]
This Christmas song was sent to us from the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. It’s sung throughout the Portuguese speaking world. The carol starts with a child leaving his shoe on the windowsill outside. In Portugal, children do this for the Epiphany (the day that celebrates the [...]
The Tale of The Girl and The Fig Tree is an old Brazilian tale called A menina e Figueira, in Portuguese. There’s a popular Brazilian kids song that comes from this story called Xô, passarinho (Shoo Little Bird). Here you can read the tale in English… Tale of The Girl and The Fig Tree [...]
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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With Our New Book 'Kid Songs Around The World'
Whoever the children are in your life - your kids, your grandkids, your students, even yourself (in your heart) - 'Kid Songs Around The World' is a wonderful way 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.
We hope this book will help foster a love of international children's songs!
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