Welcome to Mama Lisa's World, kids songs and nursery rhymes from across the globe!
Here you'll find the lyrics to children's songs from around the world in English and the original languages. Many songs include MP3's, Midi Tunes and Scores. Enjoy!
New contributions of songs and recordings are always encouraged!
- 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 below... Read more »
- Vanuatu is a country that consists of a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. There’s a kids game that’s played there called, "What’s the Time Mr. Wolf?" This game is played throughout the English-speaking world. How to play "What’s the Time Mr. Wolf": The kids go around in a circle like a clock. They say: One,... Read more »
- Sit back, relax and enjoy the sound of an instrument known as the "steel pan" that’s played in Sint Maartin. The steel pan originated in Trinidad. It was introduced to Sint Maartin in the mid 1900’s. Now that’s the sound of vacation! Mama Lisa Image: Wikipedia Read more »
- We are trying to find the lyrics to this lovely traditional song from Sierra Leone. It’s in the Mende language. If anyone can help with the lyrics and/or a translation, please let us know in the comments below. We would love to add this song to Mama Lisa’s World! Thanks! -Mama Lisa Read more »
- It’s always fun to celebrate the season with a poem. Here’s a nice one about summer by Robert Louis Stevenson with a recording... MP3 Recording of Summer Sun Summer Sun By Robert Louis Stevenson Great is the sun, and wide he goes Through empty heaven with repose;... Read more »
- Mama Lisa’s World has been growing fast! Lately we’ve made a particular push to put up more songs from Africa. Here are some of the more recent African countries we’ve added songs to on Mama Lisa’s World: Kids Songs and Lullabies of Burkina Faso Choosing Rhyme from Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) Kids Songs and Lullabies from Ethiopia Lullaby from... Read more »
- The Star Festival is held in Japan in July. It’s called Tanabata. Tanabata means "evening of the seventh"... it takes place at night on July 7th every year. Ayako Egawa wrote about it from Japan: "Tanabata is the Star Festival held on July 7th. It originated in China. We hang pretty fancy origami paper on which... Read more »
- For all of you who speak Spanish or French and are bringing up your children multilingual, check out Pluribus Linguis to see how one family goes about this ambitious task. (The site is in French and Spanish.) Feel free to share your own experiences bringing up multilingual kids in the comments below. Pour vous qui parlez... Read more »
- Here’s a quick podcast about why chopsticks became more popular for eating than silverware in some countries... Read more »
- Here’s a wonderful song for preschoolers and kindergartners to learn about the head and face. This song is sung in English in Cameroon, Africa. It was sung for us by Nyango M. Nambangi. MP3 Recording of I Have a Head I Have a Head I have a head, a head, I have a head,... Read more »