Jump Rope Song
Hand Clapping Rhyme
Ball Bouncing Rhyme
Jump Rope Rhyme
Chinese Jump Rope Rhyme
(Oh! If My Monk Wanted to Dance)
(At the Clear Fountain (Chop the Wood))
(Hello, Hello, Sir!)
(Lark, Nice Lark)
(To the Chant of the Lark)
(By My Fair One's Side)
(Baby Has Disappeared)
(Good Man, Good Man)
(Bonhomme, Bonhomme, Do You Know How to Play?)
(Happy Birthday to You )
(It's the Oar)
(Two Little Sparrows)
(Sleep, My Little One )
( Sleep, Pinoche)
(I Have Two Eyes)
(I'm Going to Wash Your Hair for You)
(The Snow is Falling)
(The Rose in the Woods)
(The Grey Pony)
(My Little Cow)
(My Grandfather Has Three Pigs)
(Salad, Salad, I am Sick)
(On the Bridge of Avignon)
(Three Times You Will Pass)
(One, Two, Three, Four,Five, Six, Seven)
(A Yellow Leaf)
(A Little Baby)
(Here Comes the Wind)
(I Went to the Market)
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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Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Canada and more.
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. […] [...]
The song “Ani Couni” is known in many countries around the world. Many believe it’s an Iroquois song. But it’s actually an Arapaho ghost dance song, called Ani’qu ne’chawu’nani’. The Arapaho tribe was loosely aligned with the Lakota and Dakota tribes. [...]
Certain sounds are difficult to pronounce in French. The vowel combination "ui" can be a tricky one for English speakers. To pronounce "ui", you should pucker your mouth like you’re going to say "u" but quickly say "we" instead. Monique from France has [...]
Canadian singer and songwriter, Leonard Cohen passed away last week. He was 82 years old. Cohen is best known as the writer of the popular song "Hallelujah". In honor of his life it seems fitting to listen to his rendition of the song. You can hear it in the YouTube video below… [...]
"The Whale" was written by American author Ellis Parker Butler (1869 – 1937). Below you can read this jocular poem and listen to two different recordings… MP3 Recording of The Whale (Read by Tovarisch) MP3 Recording of The Whale (Read by Beth Thomas) The Whale by Ellis Parker [...]
We’re proud to announce the launch of our Kids Songs around the World downloadable book! It includes 100 songs from across the globe in their original languages and with English translations. Many include sheet music, illustrations and links to where you can hear the songs or watch a [...]
I made a Yule Log Cake (in French, BŻche de NoŽl) this year for dessert on Christmas! It was a yellow cake with custard inside and chocolate ganache icing on the outside. You can make one too! The Yule Log Cake (BŻche de NoŽl) is a traditional dessert that’s served for Christmas in [...]
There are many old cylinder recordings you can listen to online. Some are100 years old, so the quality varies. Check out these sites: UC Santa Barbara Library (Over 10,000 recordings – You can search by song type, language and subject.) Les pages de l’Archťophone (in French [...]
Thanksgiving is a time consider what we’re thankful for in our lives. It’s also a great time to teach children the art of gratitude. Studies have shown that people who practice gratitude are happier in life. Here’s a Circle Game for Thanksgiving that’s all about gratitude. [...]
Flashcards are a good way to pick up new vocabulary in a foreign language. It’s good to use them as a supplement to other resources, because if you only use flashcards, you’ll get bored very quickly! There are three flashcard apps I’ve been using over the past couple of months to [...]
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French Children's Songs, Activities, etc.
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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.