July 19, 2018 | strande
Did you miss our English-Russian Storytime? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a multilingual storytime you can do at home.
We tried "Rushing Around in Russia," which goes like this:
We were rushing around in Russia but we stopped to say hello.
доброе утпо (say "DOBRO'YE UTRO")
Then we were soon on the go.
We were rushing around in Russia during the middle of the day.
добрый день (say "DOBREE D'YEN")
Then we hurried on our way.
We were rushing around in Russia during a star-filled night.
добрый вечер (say "DOBREE V'YECHER")
Then we were quickly out of sight.
In this traditional Russian tale, a farmer grows a turnip so big that it takes the combined efforts of him, his wife, six canaries, five geese, four hens, three cats, two pigs, one cow, and, finally, one mouse to pull it from the ground. The original version uses a more limited set of animals. Try out some of these Russian words from the original tale:
Turnip репка (say "r-yep-ka")
Grandpa дедка (say "d-yed-ka")
Old Wife бабка (say "bahb-ka")
Granddaughter внучка (say "vnuch-ka")
Dog жучка (say "zhuch-ka")
Cat кошка (say "koshka")
Mouse мышка (say "mysh-ka")
COUNTING TO TEN
1 один (say "ah-deen")
2 два (say "dvah")
3 три (say "tree")
4 четыре (say "ch-ye-teer-ye")
5 пять (say "pyat")
6 шесть (say "sh-yest")
7 семь (say "syem")
8 восемь (say "vo-syem")
9 девять (say "d'yev-yat")
10 десять (say "d'yes-yat")
Records the adventures of three playful kittens, translated from the Russian.
A few key words from this story:
Three kittens - Три котёнка (say "tree kot'yon'ka")
Black, Gray, and White - чёрный, серый, и белый (say "ch'yorn'ee, s'yer'ee, ee b'yell'ee")
Mouse - Мышь (say "meesh")
Frog - Лягушка (say "l-ya-goosh-ka")
Fish - Рыба (say "reeba")
Frances England's fifth album for families. Written for the kid in all, but with a special nod to those aged four to twelve, these ten fresh and playful tracks pay homage to the everyday treasures all around us. The album takes its listeners on a shimmering sonic journey through the undiscovered every day, and a reminder of all the unexpected adventures that can happen when curiosity can lead the way.
More Songs and Stories to Enjoy
Defying his grandfather, young Peter tries to capture a wolf who is terrorizing his animal friends, in a story based on Prokofiev's famous work in which each character is represented by a particular musical instrument.
Look for more Russian folklore.