(A Bear and a Bug)
(By the Sea There is Some Trash)
(Early in the Morning)
(Hey, My Two Hands)
(Kaleena is Rocking a Cradle)
(The Bear's Wedding)
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Sarah Bailey wrote asking for help with a Japanese song from her childhood… Hi Lisa, When I was little, my Japanese Babysitter, who I considered my other Mom and still do, used to sing me a song. I would love to know the name of the song and the English translation are. She passed away [...]
Spring is coming, and that means it’s almost time for two of our favorite holidays, Easter and Passover. Easter This year Easter is celebrated on Sunday, April 1. You can read about Easter traditions and recipes from around the World here. Here are some Easter songs from around the world. [...]
Hilary wrote to us asking for help with a poem about the months… This is an old rhyme from my childhood in England. I'm missing a part of it – perhaps someone else will remember! January brings the snow Happy children skating go February brings the rain March blows all our hats [...]
Joey wrote in looking for help with a Dutch lullaby… My Dutch dad (U.S. born) used to sing a folk song/lullaby to me. It sounded to me like this: Phonetic Version Susan on a popka Banche vas ta still Oi sik ta toonche droopa Eit te be te still It lifka has vil tatta It […] [...]
Carol wrote asking for help with a childhood song… I’m looking for a version of the Bohemian finger play song – Va?ila my?i?ka ka?i?ku, but my mother-in-law sang it like this (it’s my english version, not written in Czech): Sushalinka Gashegu Namalinka Nedelegu Smushle [...]
Here’s an old, but really great poem explaining the parts of speech… Poem about the Parts of Speech Three little words we often see Are Articles, a, an and the. A Noun's the name of any thing, As school, or garden, hoop, or swing. Adjectives tell the kind of Noun, [...]
Snow Rabbits, called Yukiusagi ( ) are sometimes made in Japan when it snows! They’ve been made in Japan for over 250 years. They were made for Snow Viewing Parties as you can see in this old print below by Utagawa Toyoharu from 1772 – 1774. I lightened the image so you can see [...]
Szarka Peter wrote to us about Easter Monday in Hungary… Soaking Girls in Water The tradition in my area is that you could soak only the girl you danced with during the carnival (open-tide) ball(s) -Soaking the girls in water is a fertility ritual :-) ! The girls return the [...]
In December, Lin wrote from Indonesia about the Hot beverages they drink there in the winter-time… It’s rainy season here, cool and windy weather often comes to visit us. Even 24°C (75F) is considered cool enough here :D December, January and February are perfect times for hot and [...]
Becky Haegele wrote to us on the Mama Lisa Facebook Group asking for help with a tickling rhyme her grandmother would play and recite to her. Here’s her question: Grandmother had a baby rhyme supposedly about cream and a mouse. She would circle her finger in the palm of baby’s hand [...]
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People everywhere love Christmas – but we don’t all celebrate it the same way.
Mama Lisa’s Christmas Around The World is a celebration of the diversity and love with which many different cultures mark this joyful time of year.
You’ll read about:
The first part of the book covers some of the traditions that take place on days other than Christmas itself, like St. Nick’s Day and Epiphany. The history and meaning of these holidays is discussed, often with examples of traditional songs.
The second part presents beloved traditions and songs from many different nations. The songs are given in the original languages and with English translations.
What makes the book really special is the many comments from Mama Lisa’s correspondents who have shared stories and memories from their own lives. The memories of childhood touch us forever!
Many of the songs featured also include links to the Mama Lisa website, where you can find recordings, videos and sheet music.
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