(Stork, Oh Stork)
(Cuckatoo, Oh Cuckatoo)
(Chan Mali Chan)
(If You're Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands)
(Song of Three Cents )
( Where is the Cat? )
(I Feel Love)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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The Telephone Game is played all around the world. To play, a group of children sit in a circle. The first child whispers something into the ear of the person next to him. That person in turn whispers the same sentence into the ear of the person next toher and so on around the circle. […] [...]
Zee Avi is a wonderful singer from Malay. She sings in both Malay and English. Below is a video of a medley she created using English and Malay lullabies. Here’s what she wrote about it… Some of my favourite lullabies that were sung to me by my mother and grandmother when i was a [...]
We received 3 Malay songs without translations. The songs are, “Bangau Oh Bangau”,”Burung Kenek-kenek” and “Lagu Tiga Kupang”. If anyone can help translate any of them, please email me. Thanks! Here are the lyrics… 1. Bangau Oh Bangau Bangau oh bangau, [...]
I asked Lin from Indonesia about Ramadan and Eid’l Fitr. Here’s what she wrote… Eid’l Fitr is the closing of Ramadhan, celebrating the winning of ‘fighting’ ourselves during Ramadhan month. During Ramadhan month, we don’t eat, drink, smoking etc. We also [...]
Gerard wrote: Hi! Is there somebody who can tell us the beautiful words in the Indonesian language of the song Bengawan Solo? Thanks a lot. Have a nice day. Gerard If anyone can help with these lyrics, and/or an English translation, please let us know in the comments below. Thanks in advance! Lisa [...]
Carole wrote me yesterday from Canada, asking about a Malaysian or Indonesian song that you can hear on the video at the link below. The little girl in the video looks super cute singing... Dear Mama Lisa, Congratulations for your wonderful site. Since you seem to know some people from Indonesia, I [...]
The folklorist, Iona Opie died on October 23rd. She was 94 years old. Iona and her husband Peter compiled one of the most comprehensive books about English nursery rhymes called The OxfordDictionary of Nursery Rhymes (1951). As a fellow collector of rhymes and songs, I have great respect for them. [...]
I was thrilled to discover recently that there are rhymes to help kids (and adults) learn how to knit! The most well-known knitting rhyme isto help you remember the basic knit stitch: In through the front door, Around the back Peep through the window, And off jumps Jack! Here’s a quick video [...]
Ayako Egawa shared this recipe for Somen Noodles. She calls it Somen with Kinshitamago (thinly sliced egg crepes) and Okra. Ayako is a frequent contributor to Mama Lisa’s World, sharing the traditions, songs and recipes of Japan. Somen is the name for our noodles that are popular to eat in [...]
The Ant Explorer was written by the humorousAustralian poet, C. J. Dennis (1876– 1938).It was first published inA Book for Kidsin 1921. This poem is about the sugar ant, which comes from Australia Below you can listen to an mp3 recording of the poem and read along with the text. MP3 The Ant [...]
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