Inky pinky ponkyFather had a donkey,Donkey died, father cried,Inky pinky ponky.
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.)
100 Favorites (300+ Pages), Many with Sheet Music and Links to Recordings!
In Nursery Rhyme Favorites we've gathered over 100 beloved Mother Goose songs & rhymes.
This ebook includes:
• Mother Goose songs, rhymes, lullabies, circle games, and finger plays
• Full text of each rhyme
• Commentary from ordinary people about what the poems have meant to their lives
• Links to over 100 Recordings
You'll find over 100 favorite nursery rhymes, including:
• Humpty Dumpty
• London Bridge
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• Ring Around The Rosie
• In A Cabin In A Wood
• Bye Baby Bunting
And many more!
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A Mama Lisa Book, 200+ Pages
France is home to a rich tradition of children's songs and rhymes. Singing them is a great, fun way to learn about the French language and culture!
In French Kids Songs & Rhymes we've gathered over 50 of France's best-loved traditional children's songs, presented in their original French language and with translations into English.
Each song provides links to web pages where you can listen to records, watch video performances, and often find sheet music.
Many have commentary sent to us by our correspondents who are immersed in the traditions and culture of France.
You'll find well-known songs like Frère Jacques (Brother John), Alouette, gentille alouette (Lark, Sweet Lark) and Au clair de la lune (Under the Moon), alongside many you may never have heard of.
This book includes:
• Over 50 French children's songs and rhymes
• Full text of each in the original language
• English translations
• Many with links to sheet music
• Most with links to recordings and videos
• Commentary from our correspondents about what the songs and rhymes have meant to their lives
There's no better way to help kids and adults alike learn to love the French language!
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