December 10th, 2015
The Museum of Natural History in New York City decorates its holiday tree with origami ornaments each year! The origami ornaments are made to represent many objects that are in the museum… including dinosaurs! Origami experts design complex plans to create some of the more complicated figures. Some are so elaborate it can take weeks […]
April 7th, 2015
May 5th is Children’s Day in Japan! Carp shaped windsocks are flown to celebrate the day. Crafts include origami (おりがみ) of carp streamers (こいのぼり) and samurai helmets (かぶと). Here’s a video showing how to make an origami carp windsock… Here’s a video showing how to make a samurai helmet. (If you make it larger and […]
March 14th, 2012
Today’s Akira Yoshizawa’s birthday. He lived from March 14, 1911 – March 14, 2005. He was a master at origami. Check out the photo of him holding an origami peacock he made in the photo above. Here’s how Google is celebrating his life… Photo: Wikipedia
May 6th, 2011
Ayako wrote to me from Japan about some origami cranes she got at when donating at a charity for the tsunami victims in Japan… "This is our traditional crane, made by origami… it’s a symbol of hope for peace in the world. I got it at the charity show to pray for Japan. It’s our […]
March 27th, 2010
Why not make an origami bunny with your kids for Easter? Learn how in this 8 minute video…
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.)