Hand Clapping Song
(Doctor Jano, Surgeon)
(Mrs. Week Has Seven Children)
(Chick Play B)
(Teen Marine Day Doe Peenguay)
(One, Two, Three, It's a Butterfly!)
(Grape, Pear, Apple)
Jump Rope Song
(I Have a Boyfriend)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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