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Kid Songs and Rhymes of
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Aciclon   Midi
To The Can, To The Tin Man (Jump Rope Song)  
At the Gates of Heaven (Lullaby)  Midi  
Aliron   Midi
The Garden of Joy (Circle Game Song)  
When I Passed by the Barracks (Hand-Clapping Rhyme)  Midi  
Ambo ato   MP3 Midi
My Donkey   Midi  
Giddy-Up, Little Donkey (A Carol)  MP3 Midi
Rice Pudding   MP3
Oh, The Poor Little Baby Boy (A Carol)  MP3 Midi
Bell After Bell (A Carol)  MP3 Midi
Little Town Bell (A Carol)  Midi
Jingle Bells (A Carol) MP3  
Chocolate (Hand Clapping Rhyme)  
Under a Button   MP3 Midi
Mister Thumb (Finger Play) MP3
Doctor Ganon, Surgeon (Hand-clapping Song)  
Maidens from the Meadow (Circle Game)  Midi
Where Are the Keys? (Game Song)  MP3 Midi
Sir Melliter   Midi  
Sleep My Baby (Lullaby)  MP3 Midi
The Tiny Ship   Midi
The Tiny Boat   MP3 Midi  
The Donkey of Bethlehem (A Carol) MP3 Midi  
The Lucky Rabbit (Game Song)  
The Big Cat   Midi  
Lord Tom Cat   MP3 Midi
The Vito Dance (Traditional Song)  MP3 Midi
On 24th Street (Hand Clapping Rhyme)  
Fum, Fum, Fum (A Carol) MP3  
Fum, Fum, Fum (Version 2) (A Carol)  Midi
Blind Little Hen (Game Song)  
Mr. War Had a Vine (Tongue Twister ) MP3
A Donkey Is Going to Bethlehem (A Carol)  MP3 Midi  
Joseph Was The Father's Name (Circle Game Song)  MP3 Midi  
The Cockroach (Traditional Song)  Midi  
The Ivy (Traditional Song) MP3  
What a Pretty Hand (Lullaby)  Midi  
The Rain   MP3 Midi
Little Mary   MP3 Midi
Aunt Monica (Circle Game Song)  Midi
Lolita Has a Handkerchief (Jump Rope Song)  Midi
The Painters from Vitoria (Traditional Song) MP3
The Chicks   MP3 Midi
Butterfly (Hand-clapping Rhyme)  
Brother John   MP3 Midi  
My Farm   MP3 Midi  
Young Nun in a Convent (Circle Game Song)  Midi  
Night of peace (A Carol)  MP3 Midi
Little Bird You Are Singing (Lullaby)  MP3 Midi
Palms, Little Palms (Clapping Song)  MP3 Midi
Pimpon   Midi
Thumb Fell in the Well (Finger Play) MP3
Cock-a-doodle-doo! (Nursery Rhyme) MP3
Mouse, The Cat Will Catch You (Circle Game Song)  MP3 Midi
Saint Saturnin   MP3 Midi  
I'm the Queen of the Seas (Jump Rope Song)  Midi
I Have a Doll   MP3 Midi
I Have a Dairy cow   MP3 Midi
Little Shortening Cookie (Hand Clapping Song)  Midi  
A Little Mouse Goes Out of the Cave (Circle Game Song)  MP3 Midi
O Come, All Ye Faithful (A Carol)  MP3 Midi  
The Donkey Died   MP3 Midi  
Here Comes the Postman (Jump Rope Song)  MP3 Midi
Here Comes the Old Lady (A Carol)  MP3 Midi  
I Will Give You   MP3 Midi  
Beat on the Tambourine (A Carol)  MP3 Midi  
 
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Here are some of Mama Lisa's recent posts about the music, culture and traditions of Spain:
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    Monique and I have been adding a lot of Drop the Handkerchief Games to Mama Lisa’s World.  This got Monique thinking about the actual meaning of handkerchief in different languages.  Here are some of her thoughts... "I was thinking about the word for handkerchief in some languages and it’s funny what they literally mean. In English,... Read more »
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    For all of you who speak Spanish or French and are bringing up your children multilingual, check out Pluribus Linguis to see how one family goes about this ambitious task.  (The site is in French and Spanish.)  Feel free to share your own experiences bringing up multilingual kids in the comments below. Pour vous qui parlez... Read more »
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    Monique wrote from France, "I just caught the end of the Spanish news on T.V.  The lady presenting the weather forecast said a proverb about April: ‘Buenos amigos y buenos abriles, uno entre miles.’  Meaning, ‘Good friends and good Aprils, one out of thousands.’" Thanks for sharing the proverb and your photo Monique! -Mama Lisa Monique Palomares works... Read more »
  • 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, Brazilian-Portuguese, Colombian-Spanish, Swahili and Mongolian. Enjoy! Mama Lisa Read more »
  • Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl ad celebrates the diversity of America with people singing "America the Beautiful" in many different languages.  You can hear it below... The song was sung in English, Tagalog, Spanish, Hebrew, Hindi, Keres and Senegalese-French. Read more »
  • Marlena wrote asking for help with a Spanish kids song or lullaby.  Here’s her email: Hi,  I am looking for a song with the refrain "soongee, soongee, soongee" that is sung to infants.    The song is in Spanish.  My grandparents were originally from Mexico.  My family has sung that song to babies ever since I can... Read more »
  • In English, when you don’t understand something, you say "It’s all Greek to me".  In French you say either, "C’est de l’hébreu" (It’s in Hebrew) or "C’est du chinois" (It’s in Chinese).  In Spanish you say, "Me suena a chino" (Sounds like Chinese to me). It would be interesting to learn what other languages people... Read more »
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    The other day I was adding the Spanish hand clapping rhyme "Chocolate" to our collection, and my daughter heard me play this video of it below... My daughter pointed out that it has the same "tune" as the American handclapping rhyme "Double Double This This". You can hear that one in the video below... In both versions... Read more »
  • Andrea Garrido shared with us an early childhood memory of the Spanish lullaby called "La loba".  She’s from Montevideo, Uruguay. Here’s what she wrote: Since I was young, I heard "The She-Wolf" as a lullaby sung in my family. My grandmother sang it to me at night when I stayed at her home overnight. She would... Read more »
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    It can be difficult to roll your R's when speaking in Spanish.  This video gives some great tips to get those R's a-rolling! Enjoy! Mama Lisa Read more »

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