(I Will Sing)
(Farewell, Poor Carnival)
(I Met My Beloved)
(I Saw The Wolf, The Fox, The Hare)
(Let's Go Find Some Plants)
(Let All of Us Women and Men)
(This One Laid an Egg)
(This One Fetches Some Bread)
(On Our Little Apple Tree)
(We Have a Fine Castle)
(Light Up, Yule Log)
(The Spinner's Song)
(Let's Sing Christmas)
(Carnival Has Arrived)
(Little Cauldron Gets Up)
(Tell Us Dear Janet if You Want to Play)
(Ladybug, Go up to the Sky)
(My Leg Hurts)
(The Wren and the Robin)
(The Oriole's Got Nine Little Feathers)
(The Old Woman's Crying)
(The First of the Month of May)
(The Cat's Lying Down)
(The Dog, The Cat)
(The Cuckoo Is Dead)
(The Butterfly's Wedding)
(The Swallow's Nest)
(My Mother Wants)
(My Father, Poor Dear)
(The Carol of the Birds)
(Pass By The Bridge)
(Shepherds, Bring Your Flocks In)
(Hit, You Chicken)
(Tiny Little Dwarf)
(It's Raining, It's Shining)
(When We Have All Finished)
(When I Was a Tiny Little Boy)
(Wee Tiny One)
(Red Sky at Night)
(If It Sings)
(On That Little Plain)
(Pull The Saw, Master John)
(She Dropped Her Handkerchief)
Drop the Handkerchief Game
(Sad Is the Sky)
(Tura, lura, lura)
(Zin, Zin, Zon, Onion Soup)
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.)
Music, culture and traditions from all around the world!
Erin wrote looking for help with a Dutch children’s song… I’m searching for a children’s song I learned as a child from a teacher I had with Dutch ancestry. I do not have knowledge of Dutch or how to write it but I have a translation. Please let me know if you’ve [...]
Terry Haun wrote asking for info about a rhyme: My Grandmother sang a rhyme when she was a child (early 1900’s) and taught it to me and I taught it to my children. Although we have no idea where it came from, as she did not remember. Her great-grandfather was from England and came over [...]
Frère Jacques was the first foreign language song I learnt as a young child. It opened whole new possibilities about the human experience to me…. there was a place in the world where people said “frère” for brother. Instead of asking “Are you asleep?” They said, [...]
Ron wrote looking for help with a song his grandmother would sing to him… My Nonna (Diletta Da Vinchie) used to rock me to sleep when I was very little. She was born in Domegge Di Cadore Italy. All I can remember is the words and I’m probably pronouncing them wrong: Ta-Ling, Ta-Long, [...]
Eugene Field (1850 – 1895) is a beloved American children’s poet. Here’s a sweet poem he wrote to help put children to sleep at night. You can read the text and listen to a recording of the poem in the YouTube video below… The Rock-A-By Lady By Eugene Field The Rock-a-By [...]
Maryan Anshur has been collecting Somali children’s stories, songs and lullabies for 30 years. In the podcast below she talks about the songs of Somalia and even sings some lullabies… Maryan produced a booklet and CD, to preserve her Somali cultural heritage. You can find it at [...]
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 [...]
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 where played with objects that everyone can easily find. There are games that [...]
Mama Lisa’s World is 20 years old this year! Over the many years, we’ve been collecting songs with many versions around the world usually in different languages. Some examples are “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”, “Happy Birthday to You” and “Frère [...]
This poem called “Life” seemed somehow fitting for the beginning of the New Year, yet it’s nice for any time of year. It was written by Griffith Alexander for “The Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger.” Below you can listen to an mp3 recording of the poem and read [...]
A Mama Lisa Book
Over 50 Favorites (150+ Pages)Many with Sheet Music and Links to Recordings!
You'll find over 50 English language kids songs, including:
-Hot Cross Buns
-I've Been Working On The Railroad
-Down By The Bay
-Make New Friends
-Mama's Gonna Buy You A Mockingbird
-Ring-A-Round The Rosie
-Five Little Monkeys
And many more!
THIS IS A DOWNLOADABLE EBOOK AVAILABLE INSTANTLY.