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 […]
October 6th, 2011
Pioggia is an Italian poem about rain by Giovanni Pascoli (1855 – 1912). Below you can listen to a recording, follow along in the original Italian and then read an English translation of the poem. First a note about the illustration, in English we say “It’s raining cats and dogs” when it’s raining very hard. […]
July 7th, 2011
Cyclops Wearing flip-flops is a book of multilingual poetry. There are poems in this volume by some of the masters… and they’re translated by kids! These children took part in a translation workshop called "Poetry Inside Out". There are also original poems by some of the students in the book. Here are a couple of […]
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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 and LINKS TO RECORDINGS AND VIDEOS.Order Here!
With Our New Book 'Kid Songs Around The World'
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.
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 meant in their lives.
We hope this book will help foster a love of international children's songs!