(As I Went with Half a Penny to the Fair)
(Bake, Bake Scones)
(Black Horses )
(By the Shore)
(Chain, Chain, Turning Chain)
(Clink, Clink, Ring)
(Come Out, Sun!)
(Ecc-pecc, You Can Go Outside)
(Good Morning, Paul, Kate, Peter)
(Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes)
(I Cooked Peas)
(If I Was a Puss)
(If You're Happy And You Know It)
(In A Cabin, In A Wood)
(It's Evening, Already 8:00)
(I've Made a Small Garden)
(Ladybug, Fly Away)
(Little Wheel, Little Button)
Mother's Day Poem
(My Thumb is an Apple Tree)
(Night is Just Falling)
(One Should Go to Debrecen)
(One, Two, Three, Four)
(Oops, Oops, Soldier)
(Peck, Peck, Jackdaw)
(Rouse Thee Up Blessed Folk! )
(She is Dangling her Leg, Danglin')
(Sleep, Baby, Sleep)
(Slip Through, Slip Through, Green Twig)
(Song of Two-Pence)
St. Stephen's Day Song
(So the Clock is Ticking)
(Sound, Pipe, Sound)
(Spotted, Spotted, Cow Cow)
(Spring is Coming)
(Squeak, Squeak, Music)
(The Baby is Walking, Walking)
(The Candle is Burning, Burning)
(The Little Duck is Swimming)
(The Mill Doesn't Have a Millstone)
(The Morning Star Has Started To Descend)
(The Rabbit is Sitting in the Grass)
(The Shepherd is Well Off)
(The Spring Wind Blows The Waters)
(This One Has Gone Shooting)
(This Way Rooster, This Way Hen)
(Those Who Can't Walk in Step)
(Two Little Dicky Birds Sitting on a Wall)
(We Are Walking)
(We Bless You, Our Good Mother...)
(Where Are You Going, Little Rabbit?)
(Where Have You Been, My Little Lamb?)
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Grant wrote asking for help with a rhyme he learnt from his grandmother. Here’s his question: Hi, My grandmother’s parents were from Yugoslavia and she taught us a nursery rhyme from them which I would love to know the meaning. I am typing this as if the rhyme is in English. Any [...]
Mike wrote asking about a Hungarian song. Here’s his email: My Hungarian mother would sing a song to us as children .... The first line of the song started "PeePee Madar ..." I know the first line is pronounced: Peepee Madar; (wee bird) ... 'jetta ega' [...]
A part alatt (By the Shore) is a well-known Hungarian children’s song. Jack, a Hungarian schoolteacher, called it "a pearl of our childhood". Here you can listen to an mp3 recording of the song as sung by Kállay Maris (pictured in the photo). You can read along [...]
Here’s a short animation about a boy who delivers coffee to all the animals in the World of Fairy Tales. It’s narrated by the girl who delivers the sugar that goes with the coffee. (In Hungarian with English subtitles.) Really creative! I recommend watching it in full [...]
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, [...]
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Deb wrote asking for help with a childhood song from Hungary. Here’s what she wrote: Hi Lisa, I was hoping you can please help me. My grandmother used to sing me a Hungarian song when i was little. From what i remember it was about a truck of chickens, that were falling from the truck [...]
Judi wrote asking for help with a song: My grandmother used to sing this (song below) to us, I think the translation had to do with a beautiful baby with blue eyes. She would also hold up her arms and rotate them back and forth, I do not know any Hungarian, but the words sound [...]
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With Our New Book 'Kid Songs Around The World'
Whoever the children are in your life - your kids, your grandkids, your students, even yourself (in your heart) - 'Kid Songs Around The World' is a wonderful way 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.
We hope this book will help foster a love of international children's songs!