June 9th, 2016
In America, we celebrate dad on the 3rd Sunday of June by treating him to his favorite meal or spending quality time doing something he loves. But that’s not the case in every country. Every culture has their own ways to show appreciation to their fathers. For example, in South Africa families go fishing or […]
September 3rd, 2015
The University of Hawaii has a site for learning some songs from Thailand. It’s called Learning Thai from Songs. The songs have the original Thai lyrics, with English translations and mp3 recordings. You can also visit Mama Lisa’s World’s Thai Song Pages for more songs from Thailand. Enjoy! Mama Lisa
April 14th, 2015
Watch Darth Vader say, "I am your father" to Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movie in 20 different languages (as dubbed in the movies). You can see a list of the languages with their voice actors below the video. Languages and Voice Actors: English (Original) – James Earl Jones Spanish (1980) – Isidro Olace […]
March 15th, 2015
Hi, People around the world have different ways of greeting using their bodies. Here are some with videos to see how they’re done… India – Touching Adults Feet Younger people touch the feet of their elders to ask for blessings. In the return, the elder touches the younger one’s head while giving their blessing. Thailand […]
July 28th, 2014
This video about local festivals around the world will surprise you. The festivals include rolling cheese down a hill in England, a buffet for Monkeys in Thailand and a Yorkshire Pudding Boat race for kids. (If I was a kid in that race I think I’d eat my boat!) Check out the video below… Image: […]
April 1st, 2011
Yi Peng – The Floating Lantern Festival takes place in northern Thailand every year around November. It’s celebrated at the time of Loy Kathrong where people send floating lanterns down the river in little boats. This all takes place at the first full moon of the 12th lunar month. Hundreds of glowing sky lanterns are […]
February 22nd, 2009
We’d love it if you’d join the Mama Lisa Facebook Group. You can post anything you’d like about your culture. You can post your own musical recordings or YouTube videos… Links to culture and musical sites… Photos of your country… Questions about songs or cultural issues… Anything related to World Culture and Music… Click on […]
December 22nd, 2008
Jet sent me a Thai version of Jingle Bells that she wrote. We don’t have any Thai Christmas songs, so I thought it would be nice to post here. Here’s the note Jet wrote to me, followed by her song, followed by explanations of some of the Thai words: I remembered hearing an Australian version […]
January 16th, 2007
Teachers’ Day is a national holiday in Thailand. It takes place on January 16th every year. Since 1957, Thailand has been celebrating this day in honor of educators. It’s a day to remember their importance in the lives of children. In Thailand, teachers are seen to have a position of high honor. Schools are closed […]
November 30th, 2006
A significant part of the Mama Lisa sites is a large collection of songs and nursery rhymes from around the world. We currently have about 750 songs from around 90 countries and cultures. When you consider how many languages there are in those cultures – that’s a lot of information! In order to make it […]
November 21st, 2006
Last year I blogged about the Loy Krathong Festival in Thailand. People float boats with lanterns on them down a river to carry their bad luck away. Here are wonderful online photos taken at Sukhothai Historical Park, where the festival is said to have first begun. Check ‘em out! You’ll be transported to a faraway […]
November 15th, 2005
Wouldn’t it be great if you could take all the bad luck in your life and just let it float, far away, down a river? In Thailand, you can! The Loi Krathong or Floating Lanterns Festival takes place on the night of the full moon in the 12th lunar month, which is usually in November. […]
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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 book 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:
-The Itsy Bitsy Spider
-Ring Around The Rosie
-In A Cabin In A Wood
-Bye Baby Bunting
And many more!
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