(Rain Request Song - The Toad King)
(Kindness of a Mountain Child)
(Looking Eyes, Listening Ears)
(Loy Krathong Song)
Loi Krathong Festival Song
(Malee Has a Little Kitten)
(The Big Smiling Sun)
(The Duck's Bath)
(The Itsy Bitsy Spider)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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Last year I blogged about the Loy Krathong Festival in Thailand. People float boats with lanterns on them down a river to carry their bad luck away. Here are wonderful online photos taken at Sukhothai Historical Park, where the festival is said to have first begun. Check ‘em out! You’ll [...]
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