(Barley Rice Song (Bori Bap))
(Jaem Jaem Jaem)
(Let's Go Through the Jungle)
(Mr. Elephant's Nose)
(On a Vast, Wide Open Seashore)
(Scissors, Paper, Rock)
(The Hibiscus Flowers Bloomed)
(The Story of Kap Sooni and Kap Doli )
(Twinkle Little Star)
(Come Pick the Moon)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
Travel to far away places with our new E-Books Kid Songs Around The World and Lullabies Around The World
Whoever the children are in your life - your kids, your grandkids, your students, even yourself (in your heart) - Mama Lisa's E-books are wonderful ways to help them experience other languages and cultures.
In Kid Songs Around The World we've gathered 100 of our favorite songs and rhymes from all the continents of the globe.
Each song includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation, and most include sheet music. All include links to web pages where you can listen to recordings, hear the tune or watch a video performance. Each includes a beautiful illustration.
Many have commentary sent to us by our correspondents who write about the history of the songs and what they meant in their lives.
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Over 50 lullabies and recordings from all over the world. Each Lullaby includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation.
Kid Songs Around The World and Lullabies Around The World are downloadable e-books, which you will gain access to immediately. (They are not physical books.)
We hope these books will help foster a love of international children's songs!
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A Mama Lisa Book
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:
The first part of the book covers some of the traditions that take place on days other than Christmas itself, like St. Nick’s Day and Epiphany. The history and meaning of these holidays is discussed, often with examples of traditional songs.
The second part presents beloved traditions and songs from many different nations. The songs are given in the 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!
Many of the songs featured also include links to the Mama Lisa website, where you can find recordings, videos and sheet music.
Articles about the music, culture and traditions of South Korea and more.
Geanie Kim wrote asking for help with a Korean song… Trying to find the lyrics to a Korean song. Title – Mothers grace – Uh muh nim eun hae. Thank you, Geanie If anyone can help with the lyrics of this song and/or a translation, please comment below or email me. Thanks in [...]
The Chinese New Year begins on February 8th this year. It will be the Year of the Monkey. There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac and the Monkey is the 9th animal. Every 12 years it’s the year of the monkey. There are also 5 elemental signs given to each year. They are Gold [...]
We always love it when modern-day musicians play songs from around the world! Joshua Rich is an extremely versatile musician who has created a multi-cultural children’s album called "It’s A Global Thing!". One of the pieces he sings is an English version of the Korean Folk [...]
What are the "Four Gentlemen"? From old China, "The Four Gentlemen" is a term used to refer to four specific subjects (orchid, bamboo, plum blossom, chrysanthemum) which are traditionally some of the first subjects the student of Chinese ink brush painting learns. Each subject [...]
Check out Celebrating Christmas Musical Traditions Around the World to learn about different holiday traditions. You can take a virtual holiday trip to Mexico, South Korea, Norway, Australia and Nigeria. Enjoy! Mama Lisa [...]
This video about local festivals around the world will surprise you. The festivals include rolling cheese down a hill in England, a buffet for Monkeys in Thailand and a Yorkshire Pudding Boat race for kids. (If I was a kid in that race I think I’d eat my boat!) Check out the video [...]
Here’s a quick podcast about why chopsticks became more popular for eating than silverware in some countries... [...]
Variations of the choosing game Rock, Paper Scissors can be found all over the world. The Korean version is "kai, bai, bo" (sometimes pronounced "gawi, bawi, bo"). In Korean, the order is different. It’s always: "Scissors ( – kai)", [...]
Curtis wrote asking about a Korean kids song… Have you ever heard of a Korean song that school girls sing as they clap hands that goes like this: Pong dong pong dong dolel (stone) donjiora (throw)… Thanks, Curtis If anyone can help with this song, please email me or comment below. [...]
In many parts of the world, the foods eaten on New Years Eve and New Years Day have important symbolic meanings. These symbols seem to fall into several major categories. The first class symbolizes financial prosperity. This type of food is round like coins. Often, the dish will be round beans, [...]
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