November 9th, 2016
We recently posted a Japanese song called The Sound of Insects – 虫のこえ (Mushi no Koe). In the process of researching the song, I found out that Japanese and Chinese people sometimes keep crickets as pets. The practice was more common in Japan in the past, but it seems some people still do it. The […]
January 11th, 2016
"Pochi" is a generic name for a dog in Japan just like the English stereotypical dog names "Spot" or "Rover". Sadao wrote about it from Japan: "Pochi" was the most popular dog name in the Meiji Period (about 100 years ago). There are theories about where the name comes from. One is that a French […]
November 7th, 2013
Today is my dog Mango’s 4th birthday! When Mango turned one, and my daughter was much younger, we had a big dog birthday party. We invited other kids with their dogs. As a special treat I made homemade Tuna Treats for all the dogs. This year I made Mango these treats once again. Boy, was […]
May 12th, 2011
I love this video… Funny Talking Dog Video Enjoy! Mama Lisa
December 9th, 2010
This is what I thought when I took my doggie for a walk yesterday… MP3 of Doggie Walk Dogs love to smell everything!
November 15th, 2010
We read Go Dog Go by PD Eastman to our kids for years when they were younger. They loved it! The climax of the book was a big dog party. By chance, we threw a party for our 1 year old pup this past weekend. Who would’ve thought after all those years reading the […]
November 10th, 2010
Our puppy at 10 weeks old I’ve written in the past about Hypoallergenic Dogs for Families with Dog Allergies. We were deciding which type of dog to get at the time, considering that we have mild dog allergies in our family. My sister’s family has the same problem. They got a mini-labradoodle about 4 years […]
September 20th, 2010
You can dress up your dog in your child’s old princess and dress-up clothes! Check it out. She’s ready to party! I think it’s a tea party she’s going to. She loves to hula dance! Swing those hips! She carries her purse with her wherever she goes. I sense in the near future a doggie […]
October 17th, 2009
I’m a bit dismayed at how difficult it can be to find a puppy. I mentioned in a previous blog post how we’re looking for a hypoallergenic dog that’s good with kids. That’s not such an easy task! Hypoallergenic dogs are generally purebreds. Many purebred dogs have genetic health problems. So we’ve been trying to […]
September 13th, 2009
We are considering getting a hypoallergenic dog since we have dog allergies in our house. Here are the breeds the American Kennel Club lists as the dogs that allergy sufferers generally do well with: Bedlington Terrier Bichon Frise Chinese Crested Irish Water Spaniel Kerry Blue Terrier Maltese Poodles (Toy, Miniature or Standard) Portuguese Water Dog […]
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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.)