(Lullaby, He's Not Home)
(Eci peci pec)
(I am Little Roza)
(I'm an Orphan)
(We Are Happy Children)
(Go to Sleep My Baby)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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Guest Blogger, Ed Gawlinski, has been involved in many cultural organizations throughout his life. Here, he discusses Easter traditions in several Eastern European cultures. A common custom is to color hard boiled eggs for Easter. We usually colored them on Good Friday, while eating hot cross [...]
In addition to this blog, I also host Mama Lisa’s World. Mama Lisa’s World is a large collection of children’s songs and rhymes from countries all around the globe. Matt, a music teacher from Rhode Island, wrote a question to me, the other day, about Mama Lisa’s World: Hey [...]
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’Archéophone (in French [...]
Greg wrote asking for help with an Italian lap rhyme. Here’s his email: "Does anyone remember an old Italian lap rhyme that started si taci, si taci? I could go on but I don’t know the spelling of the first verse. Something like la banna bunk a fa chi." If anyone can help with [...]
Many words for mother (mama/nana) and father (papa/baba) are similar in many languages around the world. Linguists believe this is related to the first sounds that babies make. They’re the sounds that are the easiest to create… m, p, and b and the open vowel a. The people who are [...]
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