Kids have a real curious and creative nature that should be encourage and nurture. I take photographs every single day and what started as a personal challenge to myself has become a way to capture our life and family memories. I encourage my daughter to use our camera equipment to capture her own photographs and thus take more personal ownership of those families memories and reinforce the memories of those things that happen in our lives.
I created a video outlining some of the tips for helping and encouraging your children to become excited about capturing memories.
A Few Tips.
Explain the full process to your child. If you don’t show your child just what a camera can do from start to finish they will just see it as a toy and not a tool. Explain simply how it captures images and how you can see those images on computers or print them out onto paper. They can see every fun step of the way.
Let them have fun. Kids are curious and will try things that you would never have thought of. Encourage that behavior in them. Kids see the world differently from adults it is great for them to capture the way they see the world.
Take a Photo-Walk. Taking a walk with your child with the sole intent to take photos is a lot of fun. You can try different fun things together and then review the images when you go home. When my daughter was just about 3 years old I took her for a day of taking nature photos at a petting zoo. She loved it. Here is one of her shots. Notice that it is from the perspective of one close to the ground.
Disclosure: I am a YesVideo Ambassador. I’ve visited YesVideo and seen what they do. I’ve sent my own personal memories to YesVideo and have been very impressed with what they do. Opinions about YesVideo are 100% my own.
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