February 3rd, 2016
Here’s an amusing little poem about becoming a grown-up by Edna St. Vincent Millay… MP3 Recording of Grown-up Grown-up Was it for this I uttered prayers, And sobbed and cursed and kicked the stairs, That now, domestic as a plate, I should retire at half-past eight?
June 25th, 2013
The Hindi poem "Duniya goal hai" is a fun rhyme about round things! You can listen to a Hindi recording of the poem below and read along with the original Hindi text, followed by the pronunciation and an English translation. MP3 Recording of Duniya goal hai दुनिया गोल है दुनिया गोल है चंदा मामा गोल […]
December 17th, 2012
Wandrers Nachtlied is the title of two different poems written by German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The 2nd poem was written in 1780. This is the one we’re featuring here. It’s considered by many to be the most beautiful poem in the German language. Here you can read the original poem and listen to […]
December 12th, 2012
The Wonderful World is a poem that was written by British author, William Brighty Rands (1823 – 1882). Here you can listen to an mp3 recording of the poem while reading along with the text. MP3 of The Wonderful World The Wonderful World By William Brighty Rands Great, wide, beautiful, wonderful World, With the wonderful […]
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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!
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!