Thursday, August 4th, 2005
HOW TO: Perform the Itsy Bitsy Spider
No parent should be made to feel stupid in front of their child. Modern Day Dad recently mentioned his "utter inability to do that itsy-bitsy spider thing" at a toddler playgroup and the grave degradation it caused to his self image.
In the interest of preventing future tragedy, I present The Itsy Bitsy Spider song gestures for further study. Many thanks to Mom for posing for these photos. Feel free to ask technical questions in the comment area.
Your top index finger and thumb remain touching as your bottom index finger and thumb rotate upward to touch again.
Note: The number of times you do a thumb-to-index finger exchange to simulate the spider climbing at the beginning and end of the song is a matter of your own dexterity. Duplicate photos of this sequence were omitted for brevity.