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Paperback, 80 Songs (200 Pages) Many With Links To Recordings And Videos
Music, culture and traditions from all around the world!
Hilary wrote to us asking for help with a poem about the months… This is an old rhyme from my childhood in England. I'm missing a part of it – perhaps someone else will remember! January brings the snow Happy children skating go February brings the rain March blows all our hats [...]
Joey wrote in looking for help with a Dutch lullaby… My Dutch dad (U.S. born) used to sing a folk song/lullaby to me. It sounded to me like this: Phonetic Version Susan on a popka Banche vas ta still Oi sik ta toonche droopa Eit te be te still It lifka has vil tatta It […] [...]
Carol wrote asking for help with a childhood song… I’m looking for a version of the Bohemian finger play song – Va?ila my?i?ka ka?i?ku, but my mother-in-law sang it like this (it’s my english version, not written in Czech): Sushalinka Gashegu Namalinka Nedelegu Smushle [...]
Here’s an old, but really great poem explaining the parts of speech… Poem about the Parts of Speech Three little words we often see Are Articles, a, an and the. A Noun's the name of any thing, As school, or garden, hoop, or swing. Adjectives tell the kind of Noun, [...]
Snow Rabbits, called Yukiusagi ( ) are sometimes made in Japan when it snows! They’ve been made in Japan for over 250 years. They were made for Snow Viewing Parties as you can see in this old print below by Utagawa Toyoharu from 1772 – 1774. I lightened the image so you can see [...]
Szarka Peter wrote to us about Easter Monday in Hungary… Soaking Girls in Water The tradition in my area is that you could soak only the girl you danced with during the carnival (open-tide) ball(s) -Soaking the girls in water is a fertility ritual :-) ! The girls return the [...]
In December, Lin wrote from Indonesia about the Hot beverages they drink there in the winter-time… It’s rainy season here, cool and windy weather often comes to visit us. Even 24°C (75F) is considered cool enough here :D December, January and February are perfect times for hot and [...]
Becky Haegele wrote to us on the Mama Lisa Facebook Group asking for help with a tickling rhyme her grandmother would play and recite to her. Here’s her question: Grandmother had a baby rhyme supposedly about cream and a mouse. She would circle her finger in the palm of baby’s hand [...]
Lori wrote asking for help with a song her Norwegian father used to sing to her in English. We’re not sure if the song was originally in English or Norwegian. Here’s her email… I don't know the name of this Norwegian song but it goes something like this: I went to New York [...]
Monique Palomares wrote to me about the Game of Four Corners that’s played in France, Italy and elsewhere. Monique was a primary school teacher and now works with us on the French and Spanish versions of Mama Lisa’s World. The Game of 4 Corners is for children 5 years and up and is [...]
100 Songs (350 Pages) With Sheet Music And Links To Recordings
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