(Jesus Christ Descends )
(For My Mom)
Mother's Day Song
(The Little Ducky)
(The Smug Duck)
(The Little Fish)
(She Was A Little Girl)
(Once Upon a Time, A King)
(The Ladle Family)
Drop the Handkerchief Game
(The Sea Was Calm and Quiet)
(The Lady and The Hat)
(The Little Chicks)
(Moody, Thoughtless Moon)
(Let It Rain, Let It Rain)
(On a Summer Evening)
(Lord Saint Joseph)
Jump Rope Rhyme
(I Have A Doll)
(Little Shortening Cookies)
Hand Clapping Song
(A Little Mouse)
(Here Comes Baby Jesus)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
A Mama Lisa Book, 200+ Pages
France is home to a rich tradition of children's songs and rhymes. Singing them is a great, fun way to learn about the French language and culture!
In French Kids Songs & Rhymes we've gathered over 50 of France's best-loved traditional children's songs, presented in their original French language and with translations into English.
Each song provides links to web pages where you can listen to records, watch video performances, and often find sheet music.
Many have commentary sent to us by our correspondents who are immersed in the traditions and culture of France.
You'll find well-known songs like Frčre Jacques (Brother John), Alouette, gentille alouette (Lark, Sweet Lark) and Au clair de la lune (Under the Moon), alongside many you may never have heard of.
This book includes:
• Over 50 French children's songs and rhymes
• Full text of each in the original language
• English translations
• Many with links to sheet music
• Most with links to recordings and videos
• Commentary from our correspondents about what the songs and rhymes have meant to their lives
There's no better way to help kids and adults alike learn to love the French language!
THIS IS A DOWNLOADABLE EBOOK AVAILABLE INSTANTLY.
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Henry wrote asking for help finding Peruvian Christmas Carols. Here’s what he wrote: Hello Lisa, I just listen the Peruvian carol played by orchestra. The south American rhythm is catching. I’ve already learn to play on the piano. Do you have more Peruvian carols somewhere so i can [...]
It’s May, the month for Mothers Day around the world! Here’s a Spanish poem called “Sólo el Amor de Una Madre”. You’ll find it below in the original Spanish, with an English translation and an MP3 recording of it being recited in Spanish… Sólo el Amor de Una [...]
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I love how this Carol sounds in Spanish. The R’s are a bit challenging to sing – if you’re not a native speaker – at least for me they are! Below you’ll find the Spanish lyrics to “Ay del chiquirritín”, followed by an English translation, then an mp3 [...]
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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.)