(The Canoe Turned Over)
(A Pretty Young Rose)
(I Threw a Stick at a Cat)
Folk Dance Song
(When Little Potato Sprouts)
(Clap, Little Hand, Clap)
Clapping Game for Babies
Hand Clapping Rhyme
(Bull with the Black Face)
(Put It Here, Put It There)
(Fall, Fall Balloon)
(Little Chapel of Melon)
(Arrival of the Shepherdesses)
Christmas Nativity Play
(Circle, Little Circle)
(He's A Good Friend)
(Slaves of Job)
(I Lived in the Sand)
(I Am Poor)
(I Saw a Roach)
(Spin, Spin the Wheel)
(I Went to Itororo)
(My Little Snack)
(A Carnation Fought with a Rose)
(My Hat Has Three Corners)
(My Little Rooster)
(The Top Entered the Round)
(The Toad Does Not Wash its Foot)
(Little Fish of the Sea)
(I Stepped on a Pebble)
(If This Street Were Mine)
(I Am a Little Girl)
(Little Theresa of Jesus)
(Long Live Joe Pereira)
(Long Live Joe Pereira(Version 2))
(Shoo, Little Bird)
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The game of†Five Stones is also known as Knucklebones. It’s a†time-honored game that was played in ancient Greece, Rome and even earlier. Nowadays, in the US it’s played with jacks. In some parts of the world it’s played with 5 flat stones or pebbles. In other places, it’s [...]
Since the "Happy Birthday to You" song has recently gone out of copyright, we’ve enhanced our collection of Birthday Songs around the World! There are however two birthday songs that we know of that are widely sung and that are still under copyright. One is a Portuguese [...]
Watch Darth Vader say, "I am your father" to Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movie in 20 different languages (as dubbed in the movies). You can see a list of the languages with their voice actors below the video. Languages and Voice Actors: English (Original) – James Earl [...]
Here’s a video to hear animal sounds around the world... Bow Wow Meow – Animal Sounds in Different Languages from properniceinnit on Vimeo. The languages are: English, Mandarin, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Hindi, Canadian-French, Romanian, Japanese, Russian, Dutch, Bengali, [...]
This Christmas song was sent to us from the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. It’s sung throughout the Portuguese speaking world. The carol starts with a child leaving his shoe on the windowsill outside. In Portugal, children do this for the Epiphany (the day that celebrates the [...]
The Tale of The Girl and The Fig Tree is an old Brazilian tale called A menina e Figueira, in Portuguese. There’s a popular Brazilian kids song that comes from this story called XŰ, passarinho (Shoo Little Bird). Here you can read the tale in English… Tale of The Girl and The Fig Tree [...]
Amber wrote: Hello, I was wondering if you knew any titles of children’s books that are written in Portuguese? I teach a class of two year olds and one of my students has a birthday coming up soon and I want to get her some books. She’s from Brazil and speaks Portuguese. Of course I [...]
Jeringonza (aka jerigonza) is played in Spain and throughout Latin America. It’s also found in Portuguese speaking Brazil and even in Italy. It’s a secret language for kids – just like the English word game Pig Latin. (I’m going to make all the changes to the words in bold [...]
Cyndi wrote asking about a rhyme from her grandmother… Lisa, My grandmother always said the same nursery rhyme. She has recently passed away and I would love to know what it means. Words (I am not sure of the spelling), this was not an English rhyme. It is believed to have been Portuguese, [...]
Ellen wrote: I’m looking for the origin of a song entitled “Sambalale.” It’s about a boy who is a show off and is trying to get a mango out of a tree. Raffi credits it to Brazil but I can’t find anything on this. It’s one of my preschool favorites. E. [...]
A site fully in Portuguese with links to lots of Brazilian children's songs and games by song type.
(In Portuguese and English)
Children's Songs and Rhymes of Portugal
100 Songs (350 Pages) With Sheet Music And Links To Recordings
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