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)
(In My Right Hand I Hold a Rosebush)
(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.
A Mama Lisa Book
Over 50 songs and rhymes, in French with translations into English. You'll find well-known songs like Frère Jacques, Alouette, and Au claire de la lune, alongside many you may never have heard of. At the end of each item in this book, there's a web address to an online version of the song or rhyme. There we are often able to include sheet music, recordings and videos of performances. We hope this book will help foster a love of French songs and culture all over the world! Order Here!
Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Canada and more.
The Telephone Game is played all around the world. To play, a group of children sit in a circle. The first child whispers something into the ear of the person next to him. That person in turn whispers the same sentence into the ear of the person next toher and so on around the circle. […] [...]
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 [...]
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French Children's Songs, Activities, etc.
French Children's Songs
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Featuring sheet music and links to recordings!
In Christmas Carols Around The World we've gathered over 75 beloved carols from countries and cultures all around the globe.
Each carol includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation.
Each includes links to recordings on the Mama Lisa website, some by professional
musicians, but many by ordinary people who have contributed them to us, to help
preserve their culture.
Most include beautiful illustrations and sheet music.
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've included beloved favorites from all over the world like:
"Tu scendi dalle stelle (You Come Down from the Stars)" from Italy.
"GuillŰ prends ton tambourin (Patapan)" from France.
And "Cantos para pedir posada (Carol to Ask for Lodging)" from Mexico.
We've also included English language favorites like
"Good King Wenceslas".
And spirituals like "Go Tell It On The Mountain".
Christmas Carols Around The World is a downloadable e-book, which you will gain access to immediately.
$3.99 Order Here!