August 8th, 2012
The poem "In August" was written by Babette Deutsch. Here you can listen to it while reading along with the poem. MP3 Recording of In August In August HEAT urges secret odors from the grass. Blunting the edge of silence, crickets shrill. Wings veer: inane needles of light, and pass. Laced pools: the warm wood-shadows […]
July 30th, 2012
Here’s the poem "Smells" by Christopher Morley with an mp3 recording. MP3 of Smells SMELLS Why is it that the poets tell So little of the sense of smell? These are the odors I love well: The smell of coffee freshly ground; Or rich plum pudding, holly crowned; Or onions fried and deeply browned. The […]
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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!