(All the Ducklings)
(If All the World Were Dried Fish)
(Kortjakje Is Always Ill)
(Evening Silence Everywhere)
(Farmer, How About My Chickens?)
(Once Upon a Time There was a Man)
(There's a Knock at the Door)
St. Nicholas Day Song
(The Ladies' Horses)
(Our Johnny's Bike)
(The Rooster is Dead)
(These Are My Little Cheeks)
(Turn the Wheel Around Again)
(Three Little Toddlers)
(Three Times Three Makes Nine)
(There Was a Monkey with a Cane)
(Green Swans, White Swans)
(Itsy Bitsy Spider)
(How Lies This Little Child)
(Hungry Chubby Gus)
(Hear The Wind Blowing Through The Trees)
(Hop Hop Hop)
(I Have a Little Jar of Fat)
(In the Moonlight)
(In The Hague There Lives a Count )
(In a Green Green GreenGreen Turnip Turnip Land)
(Do You Know John the Mussel Man)
(Clap Your Little Handsies)
(Little, Little Toddler)
(To Bed, To Bed, said Duimelot)
Finger Naming Rhyme
(Oh, Come and See)
(Little Elephant in The Wood)
(Prince Robert was a Gentleman)
(Little Red Robin Taps on the Window )
(Little Red Ridinghood)
(Rose, Rose, May)
(Little Sheep, Little Sheep, Have You White Wool)
(Sail Your Boat)
(Sinterklaas, Good Holy Man)
(It's Sinterklaas's Birthday )
(St. Nicolas Little Rascal)
(Sleep Baby, Sleep)
(Enjoy Your Meal!)
(When our Dog Mop was Still a Mop-yah)
(We Make a Little Circle)
(White Swans, Black Swans)
(Sawing, Sawing, Weeding-Weeding-Wagen)
(See the Moon Shining Through the Trees)
(Look, There is the Steamboat)
(This is How the Mill Goes)
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Paperback, 100 Songs (370 Pages) With Sheet Music And Links To Recordings
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100 Songs With Sheet Music And Links To Recordings
Whoever the children are in your life - your kids, your grandkids, your students, even yourself (in your heart) - Kid Songs Around The World is a wonderful way to help them experience other languages and cultures.
In Kid Songs Around The World we've gathered 100 of our favorite songs and rhymes from all the continents of the globe. (Over 350 pages!)
Each song includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation, and most include sheet music.
All include links to web pages where you can listen to recordings, hear the tune or watch a video performance.
Each includes a beautiful illustration.
Many have commentary sent to us by our correspondents who write about the history of the songs and what they've meant in their lives.
We hope this book will help foster a love of international children's songs!
This is a downloadable e-book, which you will gain access to immediately. (It is not a physical book.)