Photo Friday: Through Their Eyes

One of the benefits of exposing your kids to travel is to see things differently. Kids spot things you don’t, they see the beauty in the mundane and, quite frankly, they are smaller so their eye level is different from yours and as such they see flowers and butterflies and bugs and treasures and things our eyes may quickly scan over. We have learned to take the time to see what they see, to stop and look at the things that excite them, to recognize that their way of seeing things is always different from our own.

It seemed only natural that since I almost always have a camera attached to my hand that our son, F, would want one of his own. Since his first choice would be to use mine (and that won’t happen) and his second choice is my iPhone, which he has on his own learned how to take pictures with, open instagram and post on, we decided he needed his own camera, and so my parents got him one for Christmas. It has been so fun to see the pictures he takes, and while they aren’t artistically the best pictures they represent him and who he is at this point in his life and, more importantly, how he sees the world.

Using his own camera to take pictures

Using his own camera to take pictures

Using his own camera to take pictures

Using his own camera to take pictures

His camera is the VTech Kidizoom Camera, given to him by his Grammy and Papi, but there are many other kids camera options out there!

This post is part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby

 

8 thoughts on “Photo Friday: Through Their Eyes

  1. eileen at FamiliesGo!

    TT also got the VTech Zoom when she turned 5. It was a fantastic present. it’s fun to see them learn to hold the camer steady and to focus. And to see what they choose to shoot (usually everything in sight!)

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  2. Sarah Vernetti

    My daughter loves taking photos too! We let her use my husband’s old iphone. We set it on “airplane mode” so that there aren’t any accidental phone calls or facebook posts. ;) It might be time to get her a real camera soon though.

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  3. Terumi

    Really cute! That looks like a great camera for kids. We have a Fisher Price one they play with but I have no idea how to get the pictures out of it!

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  4. Mary {The World Is A Book}

    Adorable! My kids used to have a Fisher Price one when they were younger but have now inherited an old point-and-shoot camera and our iPhones. It is such a great tool for them to pay more attention with what’s around them. It’s also very interesting to see what they’ve captured and how their interests change as they grow older. Looks like you have a budding photographer here.

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