(A Short Tale)
New Year's Song
(I am Baking, Baking Bread)
(Little Bean, Little Haricot)
(Magpie - Crow)
(Mother Went to the Village)
(My Pussycat, My Pussycat)
(The Dream Passes by the Window)
(The Fish Was Dancing with the Crayfish)
(The Rooster Is Riding the Horse)
(Two Roosters, Two Roosters)
(Without a Pipe)
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 Ukraine and more.
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 [...]
Belle wrote to us asking for help with a Ukrainian poem that she would recite for Christmas in her youth. Here’s her email: Hi, When my relatives would gather for Christmas, 55+ years ago, we children would have to say poems, sing songs, play instruments, etc. after receiving our gifts and [...]
Easter’s coming soon! Did you know that in many countries the day after Easter, called Easter Monday, is a public holiday? The map above shows in yellow all of the countries that celebrate it. There are picnics, egg rolling contests and dousing of people with water that was blessed on Easter [...]
Kim wrote asking for help with a Ukrainian rhyme her grandmother sings. She would like the correct spelling. Here’s Kim’s email along with a recording in which her grandmother sang the rhyme... Hi, My Grandmother was trying to teach me the words today to this Ukrainian [...]
My friend Maria Hayda shared this wonderful picture of a wooly caterpillar that she took, along with some fascinating weather lore: "Judging by this wooly caterpillar’s markings, it will not be a mild winter. According to my Ukrainian Grandma, very black ends that travel inwards [...]
Peter wrote asking for help with some Ukrainian rhymes. Here’s his email: I wonder if anyone can help me with some verses my father use to recite, all I have is some of the words, and the basic ideas behind the verses. One involved fish and vegetables dancing: (Parsnip) (Fish) The [...]
My friend Maria Hayda, who has family from Ukraine, wrote: "Lisa, pussy willow is what we use for our Easters :) since Eastern Europe is unable to grow palm trees... My Grandmother had a huge bouquet she saved thru the decades. Now I’ve started my own bouquet." According to [...]
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, [...]
Teresa wrote asking for help with the words to a Ukrainian song… I am looking for the words to Veewtsi Moyee Veewtsi in Ukrainian. Can you help? My father always sang this in church and I wanted to sing it to him for Christmas but I cannot remember the words, just the tune. I hope […] [...]
Stephanie wrote asking for help with a Ukrainian song. Here’s what she emailed: I just had a quick question. When I was a little girl my grandmother used to sing me a song in Ukrainian about "a little white sheep and a little black sheep". I was just wondering if [...]
Ukrainian Folk Songs about Animals with Scores - Mostly in Ukrainian
Romanisation of Cyrillic text.
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.)