(A Tomcat as Small as a Kitten)
(Croak, Croak, "Diri Diri Dam")
(Fox, You've Stolen the Goose)
Drop the Handkerchief Game
(Here Comes the Snail)
(In the Forest by the Hazelnuts)
(Many More Years)
(Many Years with Good Health!)
(Mommy Has A Little Girl)
(My Little Ducks Went On The Water)
(One Elephant Was Swinging)
(Santa Claus with His White Hair)
(Spring is Coming)
(The Itsy Bitsy Spider)
(The Sleigh Dashes)
(The Stone Bridge)
(We are Dwarves)
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
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!
Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Romania and more.
Here’s a video to hear animal sounds around the world... Bow Wow Meow – Animal Sounds in Different Languages from properniceinnit on Vimeo. The languages are: English, Mandarin, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Hindi, Canadian-French, Romanian, Japanese, Russian, Dutch, Bengali, [...]
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, [...]
We received these three Romanian songs by Eva Partin. Would anyone be able to help translate any of them? We’d greatly appreciate any help! Vine, vine primavara! Vine, vine primavara! Se asterne-n toata tara! Floricele pe cimpii, Hai sa le-adunam copii! Tralalalalalalalala! [...]
We have part of a Romanian Christmas Carol called Trei păstori – Three Shepherds. We need some help with some of the later verses. Below you’ll find the beggining of the song with the translation we have, followed by the verses we need help with. We appreciate any help anyone can give [...]
Cristina Lusca emailed me today: Can you help me find some Mothers Day songs or poems in Romanian? Preferably religious? I need it as soon as possible! If anyone knows of any Romanian Mother’s Day songs or poems, please comment below or email me. Thanks! Lisa PS Here are some other posts [...]
As Easter approaches, it’s natural to think a little about eggs! In days gone by the egg, due to its shape, was a symbol of the earth. Thanks to its obvious association with the beginning of life, it has also been the basis of many ancient creation stories. It has been a symbol of fertility, [...]
Naomi wrote: Hello! I am looking or the words for the traditional La Multi Ani sung at birthdays in Romanian. It starts off with “La Multi Ani sa traiti…” There is another song (which I am not looking for, but which pops up all the time!), which is “Cine sa traeasca” [...]
This article was written by Monique Palomares who works with us on the French version of Mama Lisa’s World. We recently posted a Breton song about dwarves from the region in France known as Brittany. The song is called Ar C’horred (The Dwarfs). There’s a verse in the song [...]
Grit, or constancy of effort over time, is a key to success in life… this holds true for bothstudents at school andadults at work. Grit is more predictive than IQ and SAT scores. When we talk about grit, we’re talking about “passion and perseverance for long-term goals.” [...]
Kimberly wrote looking for help with a Hungarian rhyme. Here’s the question she emailed us: Hi Lisa, I love your website because I spent three years teaching at a bilingual preschool in Budapest and I loved it! I remember one of the Hungarian teachers playing a game with the children that I [...]
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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!