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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...
February 2nd, 2013
Jody wrote: Do you know this tune? I don’t recognize it. I found you on the internet. Thanks for your help. Jody B If anyone can help with the tune, please comment below. Thanks! Mama Lisa
January 8th, 2013
Here’s a video with a song explaining onomatopoeias… one of the coolest types of words out there!
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 3rd, 2012
This is cool… Radial symmetry is where an organism has almost identical looking parts if cut into a pie. Only the top and bottom look different. The sea anemones in this print display radial symmetry. The video below shows how to create radial symmetry artwork. It helps teach kids this scientific concept. Check out how cool it is! Image...
December 1st, 2012
This Christmas song was sent to us from the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. It’s sung throughout the Portuguese speaking world. The carol starts with a child leaving his shoe on the windowsill outside. In Portugal, children do this for the Epiphany (the day that celebrates the Three Kings’ visit to Jesus). Children leave straw and...
November 28th, 2012
Here’s a sweet little Polish hand play that was translated so it can be recited in English. You can see the video below showing the actions to make with your hands along with the English version of the rhyme… The Guests are Coming! - Mummy, mummy! - What? What? What? ...
November 26th, 2012
Answering the following question, gives a fresh new perspective on life: "Before I die I want to…" Artist Candy Chang made a wall with this question on it, on an abandoned house in her neighborhood in New Orleans. You can hear about the results in the video below… Feel free to answer this question in the...
October 28th, 2012
Here’s a video of the song Dem Bones for Halloween. It’s a longer version to actually teach kids about dem bones… Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones, Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones, Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones… Enjoy dem bones! Mama Lisa
October 22nd, 2012
"Ging Gang Goolie" was written by Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, for the 1st World Scout Jamboree in 1920. Kids from 34 countries attended the event. The song is gibberish on purpose so that kids all over the world who speak different languages can sing along and not feel like the song is...
October 12th, 2012
Here’s a video of the French rhyme and hand play, J’ai deux mains (I Have Two Hands), with the French lyrics and an English translation. J’ai deux mains J’ai deux mains, Elles sont toutes propres, Elles se regardent, Se tournent...
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 a...