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Incy Wincy Spider

What you need

Your lovely voice and your pretend sticks and drum!


This activity will help your baby to learn about rhythm,musical patterns and learn some new vocabulary. Singing is brilliant practice for speech development, and nursery rhymes and baby songs in particular encourage the repetition of shaping vowels and consonants, all whilst having fun!

The experience

Get ready to listen and sing along with one the most popular nursery rhymes: The Incy Wincy Spider!

You can have lots of fun with your child by tapping the rhythm on sticks or a drum while you sing the words. At first, babies will pick out the beat (steady pulse) but once they start to recognise the shape of the words, they’ll be tapping quite complex rhythms without even realising it.



Incy Wincy spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
So, Incy Wincy spider went up the water spout again