MARCH 2009 Song of the Month
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To Market, To Market
TRADITIONAL
 
CLICK HERE for the printable words and pictures (PDF)
CLICK HERE for the Little Book to print out for children  (PDF)
CLICK HERE for the sheet music  (PDF)
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This month’s offering is a perfect example of the power of the simple nursery rhyme. Put it to a melody, and you have super
  brain food! Nursery rhymes build phonological awareness,
   vocabulary, and using the provided printable pages, letter
  knowledge, print awareness, and print motivation– five of the six skills children need to become successful readers. We begin building these skills from birth, simply by reading and singing with children.

Then read below for the specific ways you can use this song.

  1. Print out the 8X10 pages, ( CLICK HERE to get them ) put them in a notebook, and use them as you sing the song. Arrange them so you have the 2 pages for each verse on opposing pages, so you don’t have to turn the page between verses. (I like to use page protectors.)

  2. Or, use the same 8X10 pages to make overheads, so children and read and sing along.

  3. Print out and assemble individual “little books” ( CLICK HERE to get them ) for each child to use as you read and sing together .

  4. Have children add their own rhymes

  5. Check out To Market, To Market, by Anne Miranda. from the library. This beautifully illustrated version of the song takes it in a whole different (and silly!) direction. Notice that the rhyming syllable/s or words are in red. Point this out to children, so they can see what makes the rhyming sound.

      NOTE: The recorded version of this song has instrumental spaces built in
   to allow time to turn the page when using the printed materials.

To Market, To Market
Traditional rhyme with melody and additional lyrics by Nancy Stewart

1. To market, to market, to buy a fat pig
Home again, home again, jiggety jig
To market, to market to buy a sweet dog
Home again, home again, jiggety jog

2. To market, to market, to buy some eggs
Home again, home again, jiggety jeggs
To market, to market to buy some bread
Home again, home again, jiggety jead

3. To market, to market to buy some apples
Home again, home again, jiggety japples
To market, to market to buy some bananas
Home again, home again, jiggety janas

4. To market, to market, to buy some carrots
Home again, home again, jiggety jarrots
To market, to market to buy some potatoes
Home again, home again, jiggety jatoes

5. To market to market to buy some cake
Home again, home again, jiggety jake
To market, to market, to buy some pie
Home again, home again, jiggety jie.