October 11th, 2012
Hello! Bread and Butter can be used as a Hello or Goodbye Song. You clap along as you chant. You can find the lyrics below with 2 videos showing how to chant and clap to the song. In the first video it’s used as a Hello Song and in the second video it’s used as […]
October 23rd, 2009
I was recently asked for a Goodbye Song in French. While looking for a song I found out that some French school teachers use the French version of Auld Lang Syne, “Ce n’est qu’un au revoir”, as a Goodbye Song. It’s a Scout song that’s also called “Le chant des adieux”. When teachers use it […]
June 8th, 2009
Hello songs are a wonderful way to help children who are learning a foreign language. It’s also nice for children to always sing the same song at the beginning of a class. Hello songs are great for this. The song below is called “Bonjour”. It’s a French hello song written and sung by Alain Le […]
January 23rd, 2007
On Friday, I was asked for the lyrics to some Hello and Goodbye songs. My sister-in-law Dale read the post and offered to sing some songs that she used to sing to her preschool classes. Here are two Hello Songs and one Goodbye Song: Here We Are Together Here we are together, together, together, Here […]
January 19th, 2007
Someone named Lisa wrote to me: Hello I’m looking for suggestions on hello and goodbye songs for a playgroup/music class I’m creating for my friends and family. Thought it would be great to begin and end a session properly. I’d like them in English for this project. Happy New Year! Lisa At our library, they […]
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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!
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