April 17th, 2011
Yay! The Spring is here! Check out Lila and Sarina’s chalk art… Girl and Puppy Cats Puppies Dogs Rule!
October 26th, 2010
Chalk Drawing of a Pumpkin by Lila
September 10th, 2010
This summer we got our daughter a bucket of 52 pieces of chalk containing a rainbow of colors. It was on sale for $2.50. She and her friends have gotten much use out of it. They’ve spend hours in our driveway drawing pictures and writing their own inspired slogans. Of course they walk all over […]
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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.
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!