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Welcome to Mama Lisa's World, a place for songs, rhymes and traditions from across the globe!


Kid Songs From Around The World

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Whatever the culture a child belongs to, whatever the flag he or she lives under, this is the place to find the lyrics to kids songs, in English and in the original languages!

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Classic Mother Goose and other traditional poems and lullabies from English speaking countries.

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Slate recently pointed out how the animation studio, Pixar
remade some scenes in the movie Inside Out for foreign
One aspect they changed is the vegetable Riley hates as a
little kid. For US audiences, it's broccoli, a cliché
vegetable that American kids hate. In Japan, kids love
broccoli, so they changed the hated vegetable to green
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Most people associate summer with occasional lightening
storms. We found this wonderful Italian poem called
Temporale Estivo - "Summer Lightening Storm" . It was
written by Federigo Tozzi (1883-1920). Below you can
listen to a recording of the poem while reading along with
the Italian text, and an English translation.
MP3 Recording of Temporale Estivo
Temporale Estivo
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