(I am a Captain)
(When I Wake Up)
(A Thrush (Bird))
(Lizard, Lizard on the Wall)
(Where Is Thumbkin?)
(I am Happy Everywhere)
(I Have Two Eyes)
(Gelang sipaku gelang)
(Hallo Hallo Bandung)
(The Finger Song)
(Move Up Above Like Ant)
(If I Go to School)
(Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes)
(Kring Kring Kring, There is a Bicycle)
(My Three Cats)
(I See the Clouds, as White as Cotton)
(Look at My Garden)
(Where Do You Want to Go?)
(Riding a Horse Drawn Carriage)
(Let's Climb the Mountain So High)
(Riding on a Train)
(Names of the Days)
Days of the Week Song
(Go to Sleep, Nina)
(Long is His/Her Age)
(Clap, Clap Your Hands)
Clapping Game for Babies
(Cut the Swan Duck)
(One and One)
(Ants, People, Elephant)
(Clap, Clap Your Hands )
Hand Clapping Song
(Tik Tik Tik The Sound of the Rain)
(My Hat Is Round)
(Put in the Earring)
(A Little Boy with No Hair)
(Homeland So Far Away)
(The Sun is Shining Brightly)
(Give Me a Gift)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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.)
Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Indonesia and more.
Indonesian Nastar Cookies have delicious pineapple inside. These cookies are eaten for Natale (Christmas), the Chinese New Year and Lebaran (Eid al-Fitr). They’re also eaten in Malaysia and Singapore. Lin wrote the following about them from Indonesia: “Made from a flour and butter [...]
Lin wrote to me from Indonesia about Kastengels, an Indonesian cookie that’s eaten for the holidays of Lebaran (Eid al-Fitr) and Natal (Christmas). This is what she wrote…. “Kastengels is a kind of cookie that has a rich cheese flavor and aroma. The flavor comes from Edam cheese [...]
Lin wrote to me from Indonesia about cookies that are eaten there for the holidays. Happily she included links to recipes in case anyone would like to try to make any of them. Some have fun names like Cat’s Tongue and Elephant Ears! I plan on trying to make a couple and will post the recipes [...]
We came across the Indonesian choosing game called "Pipo, Pipo". You can see it played in the video below… (The game looks like a lot of fun!) We asked Innosanto Nagara who has helped us with Indonesian songs in the past about the rhyme. Here’s what he wrote, I'm [...]
The Muslim holiday Eid marks the end of Ramadan fasting. Muslim Indonesians celebrate by visiting their families and having a special feast. Lin Fadelan wrote to us from Indonesia about the food eaten there for Eid… Ied’l Fitr is popularly called Lebaran in Indonesia. The feast here in [...]
The angklung is a musical instrument from Indonesia that’s made of 2 or more bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame. Each tube is tuned to a specific octave. The instrument is held with one hand at the top of the frame, while the other hand near the bottom shakes it to make the sound. [...]
Our friend Innosanto Nagara is making an Indonesian Children’s Music CD and Book Set. Innosanto has contributed some Indonesian Kids Songs to Mama Lisa’s World including: Panjang umurnya (Long is His/Her Age) Nina Bobo (Go to Sleep Nina) You can help Innosanto help make his new project [...]
Linda Nataprawira wrote from Indonesia: Mother’s day = "onde" day December 22nd is Mother’s Day in Indonesia. In indo-chinese tradition, we always make "onde" on that day too. They’re made of glutinous flour and filled with peanuts & sugar inside. The [...]
Here’s a short video about different sounds instruments make from around the world... Enjoy! Mama Lisa [...]
Open Culture has a page of free language learning links covering 40 languages. Here are some of the languages you can find links for… Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, [...]
(In English & Indonesian)
Contains many scores of Indonesian Folks Songs.
(In English and Indonesian)
100 Favorites (300+ Pages), Many with Sheet Music and Links to Recordings!
In Nursery Rhyme Favorites we've gathered over 100 beloved Mother Goose songs & rhymes.
This book includes:
-Mother Goose songs, rhymes, lullabies, circle games, and finger plays
-Full text of each rhyme
-Commentary from ordinary people about what the poems have meant to their lives
-Links to over 100 Recordings
You'll find over 100 favorite nursery rhymes, including:
-The Itsy Bitsy Spider
-Ring Around The Rosie
-In A Cabin In A Wood
-Bye Baby Bunting
And many more!
THIS IS A DOWNLOADABLE EBOOK AVAILABLE INSTANTLY.