Itsy Bitsy Spider

A traditional fingerplay and song about a spider who never gives up, for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Literacy Tip

Hi. I’m Cydney, and this my son, Stephen. He is 24 months old. The Itsy Bitsy Spider is one of our favorite songs. Notice that it tells a story.


After singing, you can ask your child to tell you what happened in the song. When children tell what happened, they develop their narrative skills; this will improve Stephen’s comprehension skills when he starts to read.


The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain.
And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again.

Video Information

  • Creator: Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy
  • Performers: Cydney Clink
  • Contributors: Rocky Mountain PBS
  • Source: Public Domain
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