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Visitez Mama Lisa's World en français.
Présente des chansons enfantines du monde entier avec leur traduction en français.
(Presenting children's songs from around the world with their French translations.)

Mama Lisa's Eugene Field Page
A selection of pieces by the beloved poet, including "Wynken, Blynken and Nod", "The Duel", and "Little Boy Blue".

GENERAL LINKS

Traditional Songs
A large collection of sheet music, lyrics and recordings of traditional songs.

Chillola
Where children love language and learn about each other.

Idea Box
Early Childhood Education and Activity Resource.

The Internet Public Library Youth Division

Ingeb.org
Folk songs from around the world

1st International Collection of Tongue Twisters
Tongue twisters in 43 languages.

INTER-COM Translations
Professional Translators

The Children's Music Network

The Best on the Web for Teachers

The Children's Music Web

Mark's ESL World
Need a Job? Teach English. Here you'll find hundreds of jobs teaching English all over the world!

Free Children's Music - Download free MP3 kids songs from top indie artists.

USEFUL REFERENCE MATERIALS

Flags of All Countries

Foreign Languages for Travelers

A Web of Online Dictionaries
Linked to more than 800 dictionaries in 160 different languages.

World Factbook
Features maps, flags, history and facts about every country.

BusSongs
Created to help kids, parents, and teachers recall the words and lyrics to beloved children's songs.

MUSICIANS' SITES

Christa Pfeiffer (Soprano)
To learn more about Christa or to purchase her CD, Lullabies From Around The World, please visit her web site.

BOCA BETH
The BOCA BETH Program teaches Spanish and English to very young children and continues through the grade school years. It engages every age child with puppet fun, music, movement and creativity.

Daria – World Music for Children
(In English)

Daria sings World Music for Children, including Quechua Songs.Check out her site and cd's!

Sonqo
(In English)

Sonqo means heart in Quechua, which is a language of the Incas and ancient civilizations in South America. Sonqo plays authentic Andean music with a variety of traditional instruments originated during the Pre-Columbian times in combination with the stringed instruments influenced by the Spanish conquistadors. The group is characterized for the continue research and preservation of the culture and music from several Andean regions with roots several thousands of years in the past.

LINKS BY COUNTRY

CHILE

Mythological Chiloe Island
(In Spanish)

DENMARK

Consulate General of Denmark in New York

FRANCE

Premiers Pas Sur Internet
It has the words to an extensive list of French nursery rhymes, songs and fables, plus much more of interest to children.
(In French)

GERMANY

Germanic Myths, Legends, and Sagas

HUNGARY

Agnes Online
Scroll down the page for Hungarian children's songs, animated tales, games and puzzles.

IRAN

Ketab Farsi
Persian Books and Tapes for Kids.

ITALY

JAPAN

Ayako's Ikebana Page
Read a little history about Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging, and see some arrangements done by Ayako Egawa.

Japan National Tourist Organization

Prime Minister's Office
(In Japanese)

RUSSIA

Megasite about almost everything (with a section for children)
(In Russian)

Site of a magazine for parents called 'Nanya'
(In Russian)

Internet-Library by Moshkov
(section with help books for parents, and books for children)

(In Russian)

SOUTH KOREA

Korean Cultural Service

SWEDEN

Project Runeberg

SWITZERLAND

The Embassy of Switzerland in the U.S.

U.K. & USA

Mama Lisa's House of Nursery Rhymes





Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and America



OTHER SITES




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Here are some of Mama Lisa's recent posts about the music, culture and traditions of the world.
  • Here’s a beautiful little movie that’s narrated by a 6 six year old, giving great advice about life and how to deal with fears… the Scared is scared from Bianca Giaever on Vimeo. Read more »

  • Wow your kid for his or her birthday with this rainbow layer cake! It’s easy to make.  Here’s how… (Below you can find quantities of food coloring to get the colors pictured here.) Recipe for Rainbow Layer Cake Ingredients 2 Boxes White Cake Mix (I used Pillsbury Classic White) Ingredients needed to make the cake […] Read more »

  • Did you ever hear a song in a movie or on TV that you just loved? Tunefind is a way to identify that song and its performer. It you belong to Spotify, you can listen to the song and add it to one of your Playlists.  Otherwise, put the song into YouTube and you just […] Read more »

  • Gâteau d’omelettes (Omelet Cake) is a French dish made for brunch, picnics and buffets. It comprises of layers of thin omelets, alternated with ratatouille and tapenade. We present here a recipe shared by Monique from France.  We separated out the recipes for Ratatouille and Tapenade and then explained how to assemble the gateau. Regarding the […] Read more »

  • The poem July Midnight was written by Amy Lowell. It makes one feel immersed in the magical world of fireflies. You can read it below and listen along with the recording… MP3 Recording of July Midnight July Midnight Fireflies flicker in the tops of trees, Flicker in the lower branches, Skim along the ground. Over […] Read more »

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