A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know the Itsy Bitsy Spider - by Duck Duck Moose is basically a colorful, interactive music video for the classic children's song. Kids can tap most elements in the scenes to interact with them, causing them to move, speak, or do something incredibly silly. The song/story continues in an infinite loop, so kids can keep playing (and seeing some new things) long after the relatively short five-scene tale is over.
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What's it about?
In Itsy Bitsy Spider - by Duck Duck Moose, kids can sing along and tap on basically everything they see. Tapping on the star of the song, the spider, moves the song forward and the story to the next scene. In each scene, kids are free to explore what's there. They can tap on the fly to hear some facts or tap on the flowerpot to watch the flower grow. The song keeps looping so kids can discovery something new each time. And don’t forget to sing along or even record your own singing.
Is it any good?
ITSTY BITSY SPIDER - BY DUCK DUCK MOOSE is cute, colorful, and a whole lot of fun for kids under 5. Some older kids might get a laugh from the novelty of it, but will probably tire of it after one go-through. The app has a wonderfully absurd sense of humor -- for example, as a bird flies by holding a hat, you can tap it to make it drop the hat onto the spider's head. It encourages little ones to explore the scenes by tapping. The bottom line is that this app is great for giggles.
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- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
- Subjects: Language & Reading: following directions, reading
Science: plants, weather
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information
Tech Skills: using and applying technology
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: April 15, 2013
- Category: Educational Games
- Size: 13.90 MB
- Publisher: Duck Duck Moose
- Version: 1.1.1
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.0 or later; Android 2.1 and up
- Last updated: August 31, 2016
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