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There’s a Chinese Mother Goose Book from 1900 that features Chinese nursery rhymes with English translations. We have some of the rhymes on our Chinese Song and Rhyme Pages. A while back, Pete Paradiso wrote about some of the rhymes on Ben Seeberger’s blog Easternity.com. I asked [...]
Monique from France recorded a few words for us in French that are difficult to pronounce. You can find the words below with their meanings followed by a recording. 1. Bouilloire – Kettle 2. Accueillir – To welcome or greet 3. Serrurerie – Ironwork 4. Verrerie – Glasswork 5. [...]
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… [...]
We recently posted a Japanese song called The Sound of Insects – "? (Mushi no Koe). In the process of researching the song, I found out that Japanese and Chinese people sometimes keep crickets as pets. The practice was more common in Japan in the past, but it seems some people still do [...]
Belle wrote to us asking for help with a Ukrainian poem that she would recite for Christmas in her youth. Here’s her email: Hi, When my relatives would gather for Christmas, 55+ years ago, we children would have to say poems, sing songs, play instruments, etc. after receiving our gifts and [...]
New From Mama Lisa
Our new book, Kid Songs Around the World, features 100 beloved songs and rhymes from all parts of the globe. Each includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation. Most also include sheet music.Order Here!