(Who Made My Baby Cry)
(Ode to an Eagle)
(If I Call Your Name, You Come and Dance)
(My Name, My Name, My Name)
(Everybody Loves Saturday Night)
(My Shoes Will Make a Rich "Ko ko ka" Sound)
(Cover Your Eyes)
(The Leopard Stalks the Goat)
(Under the Orange Tree)
(Who is in the Yard?)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
Favorite Kids Songs - A Mama Lisa Book
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Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Nigeria and more.
Check out Celebrating Christmas Musical Traditions Around the World to learn about different holiday traditions. You can take a virtual holiday trip to Mexico, South Korea, Norway, Australia and Nigeria. Enjoy! Mama Lisa [...]
Emanuela works in a school with young kids from different countries. She asked if anyone could help with some questions about how children are cared for and disciplined in various cultures. Here’s her letter: I have a special request to you and I think you can help me because you [...]
I came across this YouTube video of kids in Nigeria playing two circle dance games. The songs are quite fun! The lyrics are in English. English is the official language of Nigeria even though over 500 languages are spoken there. You can find most of the lyrics below the [...]
This month, we added the following African countries to Mama Lisa’s World of Songs: Nigeria (Song in Yoruba) Gabon (Song in French) Algeria (Song in Kabyle) We now have songs from 22 African countries! [...]
Warning: This song is extremely catchy! All you have to do is listen to the mp3 below and then watch the video at the link and you’ll be singing it for weeks. This song is called “Marry Me” or “A Little Sailor Boy”. It’s about men in different professions coming [...]
In an earlier entry, I wrote about the history of Labor Day. In case you were wondering, here are some of the countries where demonstrations were held or where Labor Day was in some way honored around the world today (in some cases against the wishes of the government)... Russia Belarus Japan [...]
Hamantashen are eaten for the Jewish holiday of Purim. They’re triangle shaped cookies that were originally made with a poppy seed and honey filling. Nowadays, they’re also made with other fillings like different types of preserves or even Nutella! Purim is a holiday that celebrates the [...]
Pancakes are eaten in England before Lent… crepes are eaten in France. In Russia and other Slavic countries, they eat blinis () which are more like crepes than pancakes. They’re made with flour, milk and eggs and cooked in butter. They’re often topped with sour cream, folded up [...]
Joanie Calem sent us this article about a Jewish holiday called Purim. Joanie is a musician, singer/song-writer, and teacher. She moved to Israel when she was 15 and and lived there for 23 years. Now she lives in the US and is involved in music and story programs for children including one called, [...]
Helen Hyde (1868 – 1919) was an American painter, etcher and printmaker. Her work often depicted women and children in various countries around the world. She was a very modern woman who traveled extensively and even lived in Japan for 15 years – something that was very challenging for [...]
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.)