October 24th, 2016
"The Whale" was written by American author Ellis Parker Butler (1869 – 1937). Below you can read this jocular poem and listen to two different recordings… MP3 Recording of The Whale (Read by Tovarisch) MP3 Recording of The Whale (Read by Beth Thomas) The Whale by Ellis Parker Butler The Whale is found in seas […]
February 17th, 2016
Margaret wrote to us recently asking for help with a poem. Here’s her email: Hello I have been browsing through websites hoping to find someone who can help me with this poem that my brother and l have been trying for years to remember (we are both in our 70’s) and wondered if you have […]
May 13th, 2013
Here’s a little poem about clouds by Christina Rossetti. MP3 of the Poem "Clouds" Clouds by Christina Rossetti White sheep, white sheep, On a blue hill, When the wind stops You all stand still When the wind blows You walk away slow. White sheep, white sheep, Where do you go?
November 12th, 2012
Here’s a cool poem called The Wicked Zebra by Frank Roe Batchelder with an mp3 recording… MP3 Recording of The Wicked Zebra The Wicked Zebra The zebra always seems malicious, He kicks and bites ‘most all the time; I fear that he’s not only vicious, But guilty of some dreadful crime. The mere suggestion makes […]
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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!