January 21st, 2012
This poem comes from the German book Der Struwwelpeter oder lustige Geschichten und drollige Bilder by Heinrich Hoffman. It was first published in German in 1844. It’s a collection of 10 poems that are cautionary tales. An English version was translated and published 4 years later, in 1848, called, "Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures". […]
May 28th, 2008
Kishan emailed me requesting a poem about cleanliness. Here are some rhymes and poems I found that are generally about cleanliness, keeping clean or washing up… First, here’s a traditional nursery rhyme that mentions having a clean face: The Clock There’s a neat little clock, In the schoolroom it stands, And it points to the […]
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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!
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