(A Clumsy Little Bear was Walking through the Forest)
(A Hare Went Out for a Walk )
(Good Evening To You)
(Granny Ate Peas)
(Hush You Mice!)
(Ladybug Fly to the Sky)
(Magpie - Magpie)
(May There Always Be Sunshine)
(Mouth, Nose, Ears and Eyes)
Clapping Game for Babies
(Some Russian Tongue Twisters)
(The Billy Goat Went to The Stream)
(The Horned Goat Is Coming)
(The Hussars Are Coming)
(The Less Fast You Move)
(The Night Has Come)
(The Priest Had a Dog)
(There Was a Gypsy Who Had a Long Nose)
(The Rooster is Dead)
(The Russian Doll)
(The Squirrel In the Cart)
(The Thieving Magpie)
(Tongue Twisters #2)
(Two Merry Geese)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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Brenna Aunalee wrote asking for help with a Russian rhyme… Hello! My name is Brenna and my great grandmother was a Russian immigrant. We have this little diddy that she used to sing to the family, and so now we all know it, but we don't know what it means. I sent an audio file [...]
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 [...]
In America, we celebrate dad on the 3rd Sunday of June by treating him to his favorite meal or spending quality time doing something he loves. But that’s not the case in every country. Every culture has their own ways to show appreciation to their fathers. For example, in South Africa [...]
Ruth Cooper wrote to us asking for help with a Yiddish or Russian rhyme that’s a finger game. Here’s her email: The finger game I am trying to track down has motions that go with it. The words (from close to 80 years ago) were something like: Pippa kasa varele, nafshe studge [...]
Playing real video games for fun is a great way to improve your foreign language skills. I’m talking about games you’d want to play in your own language, not specifically language learning games. There are many fun games that are available in many different languages. I’m an early [...]
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 [...]
Do you remember doing the Bunny Hop? I learnt it as a kid in the early ’70’s in dance class. The Bunny Hop and the Finnish Folk Dance called "Letkajenkka" (aka Letkis) are nearly identical. Both became a dance craze around the world. The Bunny Hop became popular in [...]
The Tortoise – ...? – is a Russian finger play that you can enjoy reading below in Russian, English and French. You can also hear a recording of the rhyme in Russian and French by Maya. MP3 Recording of ...? (The Tortoise) in Russian and French ...? ...? ? […] [...]
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, [...]
Archeologists in Russia unearthed documents back in the 1950’s that were written on birch bark with a stylus. Some of the documents were doodles by a 7 year old boy named Onfim from Novgorod. Onfim was learning to write, but he doodled in the process. Below you can see some [...]
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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.)