Jump Rope Rhyme
Hand Clapping Rhyme
Hand Clapping Song
(Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
100 Songs (350 Pages) With Sheet Music And Links To Recordings
Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Australia and more.
The Ant Explorer was written by the humorous Australian poet, C. J. Dennis (1876 – 1938). It was first published in A Book for Kids in 1921. This poem is about the sugar ant, which comes from Australia Below you can listen to an mp3 recording of the poem and read along with the text. MP3 The [...]
"Patience" is a great poem about the importance of forbearance. Often you’ll just hear the 1st verse recited like a proverb. You can listen to the poem below and read along with the text. MP3 of the Poem Patience Patience By Anna M. Pratt If a string is in a knot, Patience will [...]
I recently heard, "Winner, winner, chicken dinner" for the first time. It’s said when someone wins something. We were curious to learn more, so we asked on the Mama Lisa’s Facebook Group the question, "Do you ever say, "Winner, winner, chicken dinner"? If so, [...]
"The Whale" was written by American author Ellis Parker Butler (1869 – 1937). Below you can read this jocular poem and listen to two different recordings… MP3 Recording of The Whale (Read by Tovarisch) MP3 Recording of The Whale (Read by Beth Thomas) The Whale by Ellis Parker [...]
We’re proud to announce the launch of our Kids Songs around the World downloadable book! It includes 100 songs from across the globe in their original languages and with English translations. Many include sheet music, illustrations and links to where you can hear the songs or watch a [...]
Kinderjazz is a 12 piece fully acoustic swing orchestra from Australia. The band has recorded music specifically written to engage young children, while simultaneously appealing to adults of all ages. Kinderjazz's collection of blues, Latin, ragtime, jazz, and swing music is perfect for girls [...]
The Beatles are now on Spotify! What a nice holiday gift for all of us Spotify subscribers who are fans of The Beatles! Enjoy! Mama Lisa [...]
The Christmas carol "Deck the Hall" originally comes from the Welsh New Year’s Carol called Nos Galan ("New Year’s Eve"). Nos Galan is about spending New Year’s Eve with friends. It’s also about not spending more than you can afford for the [...]
Monique wrote from France about sayings related to days of the week. Here’s her email: Are there any idioms in English about the days of the week? In French, when we put a button in the wrong buttonhole, we call that "Boutonner lundi avec mardi." (Buttoning Monday with [...]
"The Little Blue Bus is the debut album from Michael O'Halloran, celebrated Australian singer/songwriter (and former primary school teacher). It's a 14 track collection of folk songs filled with gorgeous harmonies, lilting fiddle, washes of dobro (a resonator guitar), sweet mandolin [...]
Australian children's playground activities in the early 21st century
Play and Folklore is a forum for discussion about childhood and children's culture. Play and Folklore was previously published as the Australian Children's Folklore Newsletter (1981-1996).
Songwriter and Entertainer
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.)