Jump Rope Song
Hand Clapping Rhyme
Ball Bouncing Rhyme
Jump Rope Rhyme
Chinese Jump Rope Rhyme
(Oh! If My Monk Wanted to Dance)
(At the Clear Fountain (Chop the Wood))
(Hello, Hello, Sir!)
(Lark, Nice Lark)
(To the Chant of the Lark)
(By My Fair One's Side)
(Baby Has Disappeared)
(Good Man, Good Man)
(Bonhomme, Bonhomme, Do You Know How to Play?)
(Happy Birthday to You )
(It's the Oar)
(Two Little Sparrows)
(Sleep, My Little One )
( Sleep, Pinoche)
(I Have Two Eyes)
(I'm Going to Wash Your Hair for You)
(The Snow is Falling)
(The Rose in the Woods)
(The Grey Pony)
(My Little Cow)
(My Grandfather Has Three Pigs)
(Salad, Salad, I am Sick)
(On the Bridge of Avignon)
(Three Times You Will Pass)
(One, Two, Three, Four,Five, Six, Seven)
(A Yellow Leaf)
(A Little Baby)
(Here Comes the Wind)
(I Went to the Market)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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The song “Ani Couni” is known in many countries around the world. Many believe it’s an Iroquois song. But it’s actually an Arapaho ghost dance song, called Ani’qu ne’chawu’nani’. The Arapaho tribe was loosely aligned with the Lakota and Dakota tribes. [...]
Certain sounds are difficult to pronounce in French. The vowel combination "ui" can be a tricky one for English speakers. To pronounce "ui", you should pucker your mouth like you’re going to say "u" but quickly say "we" instead. Monique from France has [...]
Canadian singer and songwriter, Leonard Cohen passed away last week. He was 82 years old. Cohen is best known as the writer of the popular song "Hallelujah". In honor of his life it seems fitting to listen to his rendition of the song. You can hear it in the YouTube video below… [...]
"The Whale" was written by American author Ellis Parker Butler (1869 – 1937). Below you can read this jocular poem and listen to two different recordings… MP3 Recording of The Whale (Read by Tovarisch) MP3 Recording of The Whale (Read by Beth Thomas) The Whale by Ellis Parker [...]
We’re proud to announce the launch of our Kids Songs around the World downloadable book! It includes 100 songs from across the globe in their original languages and with English translations. Many include sheet music, illustrations and links to where you can hear the songs or watch a [...]
I made a Yule Log Cake (in French, BŻche de NoŽl) this year for dessert on Christmas! It was a yellow cake with custard inside and chocolate ganache icing on the outside. You can make one too! The Yule Log Cake (BŻche de NoŽl) is a traditional dessert that’s served for Christmas in [...]
There are many old cylinder recordings you can listen to online. Some are100 years old, so the quality varies. Check out these sites: UC Santa Barbara Library (Over 10,000 recordings – You can search by song type, language and subject.) Les pages de l’Archťophone (in French [...]
Thanksgiving is a time consider what we’re thankful for in our lives. It’s also a great time to teach children the art of gratitude. Studies have shown that people who practice gratitude are happier in life. Here’s a Circle Game for Thanksgiving that’s all about gratitude. [...]
Flashcards are a good way to pick up new vocabulary in a foreign language. It’s good to use them as a supplement to other resources, because if you only use flashcards, you’ll get bored very quickly! There are three flashcard apps I’ve been using over the past couple of months to [...]
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 [...]
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New From Mama Lisa
Our new book, Kid Songs Around the World, features 100 beloved songs and rhymes from all parts of the globe. Each includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation. Most also include SHEET MUSIC and LINKS TO RECORDINGS AND VIDEOS.Order Here!
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!