“Animated nursery rhyme story book”
This app uses familiar insects and animals throughout the Itsy Bitsy Spider nursery rhyme, in an interactive storybook theme. Kids can count to ten, learn about weather and environment, insect activities, animal identification, and music. A vast and dynamic early learning experience.
“An "interactive book" for short attention spans”
There are a few apps with the name "Itsy Bitsy Spider." This one, by Duck, Duck, Moose, doesn't take full advantage of the song of its namesake. Rather, the song plays as background music while the user touches various items on the screen to see what they do. The only tie-in to the song is the app's "narrator," a spider who gives short lessons or facts on some of the objects the user encounters.
Parents and kids could discuss environmental science, insect and animal objects, movement objects and story line for vocabulary for real world learning.
A young child might be perfectly happy to just explore the various items encountered in "Itsy Bitsy Spider," making the window open and close, for instance, or getting animals to make sounds by touching them. A parent might need to be on hand to reiterate some of the educational material presented by the spider character ("Did you hear what that spider said about how clouds make rain?").