Itsy Bitsy Spider - by Duck Duck Moose App Poster Image

Itsy Bitsy Spider - by Duck Duck Moose



Cute, silly, animated preschool fun -- if a little short.

What parents need to know

Educational value

Kids can learn more than you'd think from the simple song Itsy Bitsy Spider. Duck Duck Moose took what used to be just a fun sing-along and uses the lyrics and setting of the song to create an activity where kids can explore and learn. The most obvious source of learning comes from a charming tutor, who happens to be a fly. She can answer questions about nature and the environment like, "Where does rain come from?" Other interactive elements range from more learning-oriented ones like counting to silly ones, like stacking hats. For a short song, Itsy Bitsy Spider – by Duck Duck Moose packs a punch.

Ease of play

Itsy Bitsy Spider is designed for todders and preschoolers and it works very, very well. Kids just tap with their fingers to make things happen on the screen.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

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.

Kids say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

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.

Families can talk about...

  • Sing along with your kid and guide him or her through the many interactive features.

  • Encourage kids to listen to the tutor fly.

  • Connect the activities back to the song.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Subjects:Language & Reading: following directions, reading
Math: counting
Science: plants, weather
Skills:Thinking & Reasoning: applying information
Communication: listening
Tech Skills: using and applying technology
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:April 15, 2013
Category:Educational Games
Size:13.90 MB
Publisher:Duck Duck Moose
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later; Android 2.1 and up

This review of Itsy Bitsy Spider - by Duck Duck Moose was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.


Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

Great handpicked alternatives

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

Adult Written byJinny Gudmundsen August 6, 2010

Great app for toddlers!

This app has great cause-and-affect so that kids want to touch everything on the screen. Unfortunately, this app has less content than others by Duck Duck Moose. That said, all of their apps are great!


Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?