(1, 2, 3, Salted Fish!)
(Acacia Trees are Standing)
(A Land Flowing with Milk and Honey)
(Behold How Good)
(Get up Lazy Boy)
(Good Signs and Good Luck)
(In The Forest)
(I Swallowed a Peanut)
(Let Us Rejoice )
(Mommy, Precious to Me)
(My Hat Has Three Corners)
(Olive Trees are Standing)
(Rain Falls from the Sky)
(Shalom, Dear Friends )
(The Angel who Has Redeemed Me)
(The Itsy Bitsy Spider)
(Two Chinese People with a Big Violin)
Folk Dance Song
(We Brought You Peace)
(We Were Slaves)
(Where is the thumb?)
(Zum Gali Gali)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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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 [...]
Terenzio wrote asking for help finding a Sicilian folk song from childhood: Ciao Mamalisa Enjoying your site! Might you help me find the lyrics and/or recording of an Italian folk song our Sicilian uncle used to sing us about a dancing goat? Very happy song: “…Tiri catola tiri catola [...]
Written by Emanuela Marsura, a schoolteacher from Italy. Emanuela is interested in reviving the old-time games of childhood. A time when all children would play outside together, regardless of age. A time when most games were played with inexpensive objects that everyone can easily find. Courtyards [...]
Anne wrote to us looking for help with a Ukrainian kids song… “I had some great aunts who were Ukrainian. Every single one of us had a specific song sung to us for years. Unfortunately, we never had them write it down. As I do not write or speak Ukrainian other than this song, I [...]
The Somali Kitchen is a site with wonderful Somali recipes. The site was founded by a Somali husband and wife team who now live in Australia. Here’s a popular Somali cookie recipe they shared with us! “Icun in Somali means ‘eat me’ and believe me you will eat and eat these [...]
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