December 12th, 2016
Mama Lisa’s World has an extensive collection of Christmas Carols from Around the World. For each song we provide the original language lyrics, with an English translation. Most have recordings, YouTubes and sheet music. You can also check out our Christmas Carols with French Translations (Chansons de Noël). And Christmas Carols with Spanish Translations (Canciones […]
December 5th, 2016
The perfect gift for the person in your life who loves children, music and world culture! Our new book, "Kid Songs Around The World" contains 100 of our favorite children’s songs from around the globe. Each song includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation, and most include sheet music. All […]
September 7th, 2016
The World Digital Library makes available on the Internet material from all countries and cultures, free of charge and in a multilingual format. It makes it possible to discover, study, and enjoy cultural treasures and significant historical documents on one site. Content includes books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, journals, prints and photographs, sound recordings, and films. […]
November 10th, 2014
Mama Lisa’s World now has a search box! You can search for songs, rhymes, poems, recipes and traditions. You can search for specific languages, countries and cultures. You can search for a particular word… like "apple" or "train". You can even put two or three words in… like "French Apple Song". We hope you find […]
July 1st, 2014
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 […]
February 22nd, 2014
Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. The Día! Diversity in Action 2014 Celebration is fast approaching, have you registered your program yet? Register your Día Celebration in the 2013 Día National Program Registry to build a national database that showcases all types and […]
February 17th, 2012
Open Culture has a page of free language learning links covering 40 languages. Here are some of the languages you can find links for… Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Maori, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swahili, […]
November 29th, 2010
Noche de paz is the Spanish version of Silent Night. This Christmas Carol was originally written in German in 1816 by Joseph Mohr. It was called Stille Nacht. Below you can listen to Noche de paz, read the Spanish lyrics and then a literal English translation of the Spanish version. MP3 Recording of Noche de […]
July 30th, 2010
Librivox just released another bunch of recordings of fairy tales in various languages, including Hungarian, Russian, German, English, Italian and Portuguese (with links to the text of each tale). This is the 3rd collection they’ve posted. Fairy Tale Collection #1 also includes recordings in Latvian, Danish, Romanian, Yiddish and French. You can also check out […]
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100 Songs With Sheet Music And Links To Recordings
Whoever the children are in your life - your kids, your grandkids, your students, even yourself (in your heart) - Kid Songs Around The World is a wonderful way to help them experience other languages and cultures.
In Kid Songs Around The World we've gathered 100 of our favorite songs and rhymes from all the continents of the globe. (Over 350 pages!)
Each song includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation, and most include sheet music.
All include links to web pages where you can listen to recordings, hear the tune or watch a video performance.
Each includes a beautiful illustration.
Many have commentary sent to us by our correspondents who write about the history of the songs and what they've meant in their lives.
We hope this book will help foster a love of international children's songs!
This is a downloadable e-book, which you will gain access to immediately. (It is not a physical book.)