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Kid Songs and Rhymes of
Poland
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Polish

English

A Little Balloon (Circle Game)
A Little Ladybird (Finger Play) MP3  
Silent Night (A Carol) Midi
Good Night (Lullaby)  Midi
Ene, due, rabe (Counting-out Rhyme)
A Crayfish Comes (Nursery Rhyme)  
Clap, Clap, Little Hands (Hand Clapping Song)  
On St. Nicholas Day (St. Nicholas Poem) MP3
From the Ashtray of Wojtuś (Lullaby)  MP3 Midi
Mister John   MP3 Midi
Old Brown Bear (Circle Game) MP3  
Luck, Luck, Pretty Teddy Bear (Counting-out Rhyme)
Go, Go Horsey! (Nursery Rhyme)
 
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Here are some of Mama Lisa's recent posts about the music, culture and traditions of Poland:
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    On All Saints’ Day, Agnieszka Magnucka, who’s from Poland, wrote: "Light a candle for those who you love but who’ve passed away." ***** That started a correspondence between us about All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day in Poland... Lisa: Do you celebrate All Souls’ Day in Poland? Agnieszka: Yes, Lisa (November 1st is All Saints’ Day, November 2nd... Read more »
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    My friend Maria Hayda, who has family from Ukraine, wrote: "Lisa, pussy willow is what we use for our Easters :) since Eastern Europe is unable to grow palm trees... My Grandmother had a huge bouquet she saved thru the decades. Now I’ve started my own bouquet." According to Wikipedia, "The flowering shoots of pussy willow... Read more »
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    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, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Maori, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swahili,... Read more »
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    A book of illustrated Polish Fairy Tales translated into English was recently posted online. Here are three of the illustrations by Cecile Walton…  Check out the book at Project Gutenberg. Enjoy! Mama Lisa Read more »
  • Susann wrote, Hi everyone, I’m searching a polish children’s song about a doll named “Susha”. I don’t know if i got that name right, because i don’t speak polish, but it sounds like that. Someone sang it to me when i was little, because i reminded her of that doll. It’s just a small song, only four lines... Read more »
  • Kari wrote: Do you know the Polish song I think goes, mischka mischka mischka timidowa? It was told to kids by holding their hand and making circles on their palm, then squeezing their fingers and then going up their arms saying something like poli vally Vicki. Any help would be great to know what the song is and... Read more »
  • Here are three requests for help I’ve received about Polish nursery rhymes and songs… 1) Carol wrote: I am trying to find nursery rhyme, from Poland, my mother use to tell us in Polish. It was about a hen and my mom would peck on the palms of our hand saying in Polish – tim o... Read more »
  • Ed wrote: Hi, Do you know where I could purchase an ethnic Swedish dress for a little girl (2 years old)? I would also be interested in Polish and/or German Dresses. Thanks Ed I know you can find Chinese clothes for kids in Chinatown in New York, but I’m not sure where you can get Swedish, Polish or German dresses.... Read more »
  • Theresa wrote: I am looking for a Polish lullaby my mother used to sing… Śpij laleczko moja mała, czas na ciebie już, ja cię będę kołysała, a ty oczka zmruz… This is all I remember. If anyone has all the words, I would be very grateful. Theresa A rough English translation of the above text is: Sleep my... Read more »
  • Lynda wrote looking for help with a rhyme… I hope that you can help me with an old rhyme of sorts. It is spoken softly as to calm a child said while making small circles on a child’s skin and then traveling up and starting all over. We can only remember part of... Read more »

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