Articles about 'YouTube'
December 4th, 2013
Here’s a short video on American dialects. What do people call soda? That’s what I call it… some call it pop or coke. Listen to more words that vary around the US in the video below… SODA / POP / COKE from Atlantic Video on Vimeo. Photo: Wikipedia
November 2nd, 2013
Below is an interesting documentary about the Mexican Day of the Dead filmed in 1957. This quote from the video gives an idea of the feeling behind the Day of the Dead: "Tears are shed for the living. We never shed tears for the dead. We must be very careful that no tears drop on this day...
October 6th, 2013
My cousin, James Yannucci, wrote about how his grandfather (on the other side of his family, his mother’s side) used to raise carrier pigeons. Here’s what he wrote: This may get a little awkward but oh well… When I was a kid growing up in NY this was a very "Italian" hobby to have. When my grandfather...
June 26th, 2013
I came across this YouTube video of kids in Nigeria playing two circle dance games. The songs are quite fun! The lyrics are in English. English is the official language of Nigeria even though over 500 languages are spoken there. You can find most of the lyrics below the video. Song #1 To play: Each kid...
June 17th, 2013
Have you ever wondered what is the difference between the United Kingdom and Great Britain? This video explains it, plus a whole lot more! Enjoy! Mama Lisa
June 6th, 2013
Many of us grew up watching Mr. Rogers. He was on the kids’ show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood that ran in some form from 1963 to 2001. Here’s a Mr. Rogers video song remix called Sing Together that was just released by PBS (the station that ran his show). It’s a sequel to the previous Mr....
June 5th, 2013
The IBM 704 was the first computer to sing a song. You can see how big this computer was in the image above. In 1961, the IBM 704 was programmed to sing the chorus of the song, "Daisy Bell" by Harry Dacre. You can hear its rendition in the YouTube video below… Here is the chorus...
June 3rd, 2013
Here is a sweet video rendition of the German lullaby, Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf, followed by the German lyrics and an English translation. Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf, Der Vater hüt die Schaf, Die Mutter schüttelts Bäumelein, Da fällt herab ein Träumelein. ...
June 1st, 2013
Here’s a short color film of New York city taken in 1939. What’s interesting is how much it looks like today, though the city wasn’t as "tall". Everyone was also more dressed up. A lot of people wore hats in those days. Enjoy! Mama Lisa Hattip: Kotke Photo: Wikipedia
May 27th, 2013
We recently received a Persian children’s song called Lili Hozak with a link to a YouTube animation. The style is very interesting. Here’s what our correspondent Fatima wrote, "I love the animation. Such animations are the Iranian style of animation. They used old patterns of Iranian carpets for drawing the landscapes and the animals too." You...
May 24th, 2013
Variations of the choosing game Rock, Paper Scissors can be found all over the world. The Korean version is "kai, bai, bo" (sometimes pronounced "gawi, bawi, bo"). In Korean, the order is different. It’s always: "Scissors (가위 – kai)", "Rock (바위 – bai)" and "Paper (보 – bo)". You can see a youtube of the game...
April 24th, 2013
Here’s a musical video to inspire kids to speak French. The song is called J’aime parler français. Enjoy! -Mama Lisa
April 18th, 2013
Check out the short video below… Astronaut, Chris Hadfield wrings out a washcloth on the International Space Station. It’s so cool! Show it to your kids and watch it. It will make you feel like a kid again.
March 16th, 2013
The Ninepenny Fidil (Fiddle) is a song about playing a fiddle and about meeting a leprechaun. The song was written by Seosamh Mac Cathmhaoil and arranged by Herbert Hughes to old Irish melody. Below you can listen to a video of the song, followed by the lyrics. The Ninepenny Fidil My...
February 8th, 2013
Shirley Stump shared this Chinese New Year Song with the note: "Happy Chinese New Year for the 10th of February, this song is very popular in China. It has a very catchy chorus that I sing at my music classes for preschool children. The chorus is: Gong-Xi Gong-Xi Gong-Xi Ni Ya, Gong-Xi Gong-Xi Gong-Xi Ni." English...
February 7th, 2013
All kids should watch this video below for inspiration… it’s a good answer the question, "Why should I do well in school?"
A Children’s Song about The Laba Spring Festival from Ancient Beijing that Starts off Chinese New Year Festivities
February 5th, 2013
Laba is a Chinese festival that has traditionally started off the Chinese New Year preparations. It’s on the eighth day of the twelfth lunar month. Agnes wrote about it from China: "We eat Laba Rice Porridge and Laba Garlic for the Laba Festival. Laba Porridge is made of mixed grains and corns, like peanuts, chestnuts, dates...
February 4th, 2013
The other day I was adding the Spanish hand clapping rhyme "Chocolate" to our collection, and my daughter heard me play this video of it below… My daughter pointed out that it has the same "tune" as the American handclapping rhyme "Double Double This This". You can hear that one in the video below… In both versions...