December 5th, 2017
Here’s a pretty little poem by Christina Rossetti. You can listen to the mp3 recording and read along with the text below… MP3 Recording of Who Has Seen the Wind Who Has Seen the Wind? By Christina Rossetti Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you: But when the leaves hang trembling, The wind is […]
July 17th, 2016
"Summer" is a lovely poem written by English poet, Christina Rossetti (1830 – 1894). It reminds me of those endless summer days of childhood, when you take the time to observe every little flower, bird and spider. Below you can listen to a recording of Summer while reading along with the text… MP3 Recording of […]
May 13th, 2013
Here’s a little poem about clouds by Christina Rossetti. MP3 of the Poem "Clouds" Clouds by Christina Rossetti White sheep, white sheep, On a blue hill, When the wind stops You all stand still When the wind blows You walk away slow. White sheep, white sheep, Where do you go?
August 9th, 2011
Brown and furry Caterpillar in a hurry, Take your walk To the shady leaf, or stalk, Or what not, Which may be the chosen spot. No toad spy you, Hovering bird of prey pass by you; Spin and die, To live again A butterfly. -Christina Georgina Rossetti
December 24th, 2010
Come get into the spirit of the Christmas holiday! Listen to some carols below… Boar’s Head Carol – Sung by Ruth Golding – Lyrics Here I Heard the Bells by Henry W. Longfellow – Sung by Megan Kunkel – Lyrics Here Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber – Sung by DL Pead Sleep Holy Babe […]
October 10th, 2010
I’m posting this poem in the knowledge that teens and tweens like to get creeped out for Halloween! MP3 of the Sonnet After Death After Death by Christina Rossetti The curtains were half drawn, the floor was swept And strewn with rushes, rosemary and may Lay thick upon the bed on which I lay, Where […]
December 16th, 2006
Holly is used to decorate houses at Christmas time and is a symbol of the season. Like many symbols, its roots can be traced to older celebrations. Holly was used in the time of the Romans in the Saturnalia. This was a festival devoted to Saturn, the god of the harvest. It was a time […]
February 26th, 2006
A couple of days ago I talked about Pancake Day in England. Here’s another song about pancakes. This one’s by Christina Rossetti (1830 -1894)… Pancake Song Mix a pancake, Stir a pancake, Pop it in the pan; Fry the pancake, Toss the pancake, Catch it if you can. Happy Pancake Day! Lisa
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
With Lullabies From Around The World - A Mama Lisa eBook
A Mama Lisa Book
At Mama Lisa's World we love international culture - and we REALLY love cookies! So what could be better than combining the two?
In Cookies Around The World we present a selection of delicious cookie recipes from a diverse collection of countries.
Each includes photographs of the stages of preparation and most include commentary about the role the cookies play in their cultures.
-Pebernodders from Germany
-Kourabiedes from Greece
-Kastengels from Indonesia
-Fave dei morti from Italy
-Polvorones de almendra from Mexico
And many more!
We believe it's important to encourage kids to learn about other cultures. These cookie recipes are a great tool for parents and teachers to do so!
Have fun baking and even more fun eating!
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