(I Will Sing)
(Farewell, Poor Carnival)
(I Met My Beloved)
(I Saw The Wolf, The Fox, The Hare)
(Let's Go Find Some Plants)
(Let All of Us Women and Men)
(This One Laid an Egg)
(This One Fetches Some Bread)
(On Our Little Apple Tree)
(We Have a Fine Castle)
(Light Up, Yule Log)
(The Spinner's Song)
(Let's Sing Christmas)
(Carnival Has Arrived)
(Little Cauldron Gets Up)
(Tell Us Dear Janet if You Want to Play)
(Ladybug, Go up to the Sky)
(My Leg Hurts)
(The Wren and the Robin)
(The Oriole's Got Nine Little Feathers)
(The Old Woman's Crying)
(The First of the Month of May)
(The Cat's Lying Down)
(The Dog, The Cat)
(The Cuckoo Is Dead)
(The Butterfly's Wedding)
(The Swallow's Nest)
(My Mother Wants)
(My Father, Poor Dear)
(The Carol of the Birds)
(Pass By The Bridge)
(Shepherds, Bring Your Flocks In)
(Hit, You Chicken)
(Tiny Little Dwarf)
(It's Raining, It's Shining)
(When We Have All Finished)
(When I Was a Tiny Little Boy)
(Wee Tiny One)
(Red Sky at Night)
(If It Sings)
(On That Little Plain)
(Pull The Saw, Master John)
(She Dropped Her Handkerchief)
Drop the Handkerchief Game
(Sad Is the Sky)
(Tura, lura, lura)
(Zin, Zin, Zon, Onion Soup)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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Music, culture and traditions from all around the world!
The folklorist, Iona Opie died on October 23rd. She was 94 years old. Iona and her husband Peter compiled one of the most comprehensive books about English nursery rhymes called The OxfordDictionary of Nursery Rhymes (1951). As a fellow collector of rhymes and songs, I have great respect for them. [...]
I was thrilled to discover recently that there are rhymes to help kids (and adults) learn how to knit! The most well-known knitting rhyme isto help you remember the basic knit stitch: In through the front door, Around the back Peep through the window, And off jumps Jack! Here’s a quick video [...]
Ayako Egawa shared this recipe for Somen Noodles. She calls it Somen with Kinshitamago (thinly sliced egg crepes) and Okra. Ayako is a frequent contributor to Mama Lisa’s World, sharing the traditions, songs and recipes of Japan. Somen is the name for our noodles that are popular to eat in [...]
The Ant Explorer was written by the humorousAustralian poet, C. J. Dennis (1876– 1938).It was first published inA Book for Kidsin 1921. This poem is about the sugar ant, which comes from Australia Below you can listen to an mp3 recording of the poem and read along with the text. MP3 The Ant [...]
Written by Emanuela Marsura, a schoolteacher from Italy. “Once upon a time...” so begins every tale, returning to a time outside of time. So also began the narrative of games of yore in Italy... Once upon a time there was a place where little boys and girls could fill their days with [...]
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. […] [...]
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 [...]
Renee Dickens wrote to us asking for help with a childhood song: “My grandmother used to sing a Norwegian song or rhyme she called ‘Ree Dee Dunkin’. No one in our family can find anything about it. It would be really great to have the actual song with all the words. Your help [...]
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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!