(To the Tin Can, To the Tin Maker)
Jump Rope Rhyme
(A to Ambo Materirerirero)
(Go to Sleep Child)
(The Bridge is Broken)
(Let's Play In The Woods)
(Lola, The Cow)
(Little Duck, Little Duck)
(The Frog Cucú)
(Sun, Little Sun)
(A Swinging Elephant)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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People everywhere love Christmas - but we don't all celebrate it the same way. Mama Lisa's Christmas Around The World is a celebration of the diversity and love with which many different cultures mark this joyful time of year.You'll read about traditions and songs from many different nations. The songs are given in their original languages and with English translations.What makes the book really special is the many comments from Mama Lisa's correspondents who have shared stories and memories from their own lives. The memories of childhood touch us forever!
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Over 125 songs and rhymes. Each includes the full text in Spanish, with translations into English. Many include links to recordings. Order Here!
Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Colombia and more.
123 Andrés shared a fun, sweet Spanish vowel song with us called Dame una A (Give me an A). This song is inspired by the upbeat sounds and instruments of the Brazilian samba! You can watch Andrés video of the song below, then read along with the Spanish lyrics, followed by an English [...]
Juliana Parra wrote and composed a pretty Spanish song for kids called Camaleón (Chameleon) that she shares with us here. She’s a children’s music teacher in Colombia. You can hear a recording of her singing the song below and read along with the original Spanish lyrics. After that [...]
Las Posadas (The Inns) is a tradition in Mexico that starts on December 16th and continues until December 24th. It’s also celebrated in Guatemala, Colombia and El Salvador. People go singing from house to house, acting out when Joseph and Mary tried to find lodging in Bethlehem and were [...]
Carolina L. M. wrote to us from Colombia about Love and Friendship Day (El Día de Amor y Amistad)… Hello! My name is Carolina I am a teacher in Colombia, South America! In schools we do not celebrate Valentine’s Day in February, but we do celebrate Love and Friendship Day the third [...]
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, [...]
Sabriana wrote asking, "May you please tell me what songs [people in] Colombia like to listen to during Christmas?" If anyone can help, please comment below. Thanks! Mama Lisa [...]
The fifteenth birthday is very important for girls in many Latin American countries and in some Hispanic communities in the US. It’s called Quince or Quinceañera (15 years). It marks a girl becoming an adult. It’s a bit like the Jewish Bar Mitzvah, a Sweet 16 Party and [...]
Jeringonza (aka jerigonza) is played in Spain and throughout Latin America. It’s also found in Portuguese speaking Brazil and even in Italy. It’s a secret language for kids – just like the English word game Pig Latin. (I’m going to make all the changes to the words in bold [...]
I just found a treasure trove of online recordings of Spanish kids songs and the Spanish lyrics in PDF form in an online book called CANTAR, TOCAR Y JUGAR – Juegos musicales para niños (Sing and Play – Musical Games for Children) by Pilar Posada Saldarriaga. Enjoy! Mama Lisa [...]
I love how this Carol sounds in Spanish. The R’s are a bit challenging to sing – if you’re not a native speaker – at least for me they are! Below you’ll find the Spanish lyrics to “Ay del chiquirritín”, followed by an English translation, then an mp3 [...]
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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!