(Mommy Is Coming)
(Steam Train Coming)
(The Night Has Ended)
(When Will Dad Come?)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
A New Book From Mama Lisa!
With Lullabies From Around The World
A Mama Lisa Book! Over 50 lullabies and recordings from all over the world. Each Lullaby includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation. Order Here!
Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Egypt and more.
Hazel shared this recipe with us that her Egyptian husband taught her how to make a long time ago. Here’s her letter… Here is the "recipe". It is not very specific because I have never written it down. Sephardic Jews will put up the fava beans on a Friday night [...]
"Grandmas Project is a collaborative web-series sharing the recipes and stories of grandmas around the world, filmed by their grandchildren." What a wonderful idea! Check it out at Grandmas Project. There "you can watch films, apply as a filmmaker, explore recipes, share stories [...]
There’s an interesting book that features food wisdom and proverbs from around the world called "Food Rules" by Michael Pollan. The book is about learning to think about eating in a more healthy way. The sayings are interesting. I’ve tried to find some of the [...]
Baba Ghanoush (also spelled baba ghanouj) is an eggplant dip that’s eaten in the Middle East. Variations can be found in Egypt, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Jordon, Lebanon, Turkey and Armenia. Baba Ghanoush is often served with other dips like hummus. Pita bread is usually sliced up and dipped [...]
In the US, we all see the bright holiday lights in December in our neighborhoods. NASA has found such an increase in luminosity that it can be seen from space! A 20 - 50% increase in light during the Christmas season in the US. Here’s an image that shows a similar effect, which can be [...]
Written by guest blogger Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou. Daria performs multicultural music from around the world. No one really knows what music sounded like in ancient Egypt, but we do know what some of their instruments used during that time looked like. A close look at some of the beautiful [...]
Here’s a short video about different sounds instruments make from around the world... Enjoy! Mama Lisa [...]
Open Culture has a page of free language learning links covering 40 languages. Here are some of the languages you can find links for… Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, [...]
Do you remember playing "1, 2, 3, Shoot!"? I do! One, Two, Three, Shoot! is a choosing game. A game to settle disagreements between two or more people. When I was a kid playing this game, we always played with two people. It was a perfect game for deciding who [...]
Cross Cultural Poetics has podcasts featuring modern poets from different countries around the world. The first podcast features Egyptian poets Mohamed Metwalli and Maged Zaher and Chinese poet Zhang Er. They compare Chinese and Arabic poetry to English poetry. Zhang Er points out that Chinese [...]
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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!
Tee-Shirts and Onesies For Kids
"Hey Diddle Diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the dish ran away with the spoon!"This beautifully illustrated tee-shirt or onesie is a great gift for the special child in your life!Available now in the Mama Lisa Store.LEARN MORE