A month or two after my kid could reach the table, I kept my ‘fancy camera’ at the edge of it. Right next to all the computer stuff. All of which were, and still are, important to me.
All the photos and images on this site were taken with the cameras my toddlers could use anytime they wanted. Anyone who loves the seemingly impossible to drop handgrip of a nicely balanced Canon DSLR camera might be surprised that a little kid can hold it that comfortable! (side note: the kids have never seen a neck strap)
He’s sitting on the couch in this video because it was when he was transitioning from ‘here’s the button you can press, and remember you can’t touch the lens’ to ‘hold it yourself, buddy!’
Get a GoPro!!
A waterproof, drop-friendy, kid-friendly, small, mount-to-anything camera with WIFI so you can even monitor and control it from your phone!
There’s no easier way to teach your kids (and yourself) about technology that bringing a camera along with you that they can be safe with, no matter how much fun they are having.
A Five Year Old Curious About Making Underwater Toy Videos? Sounds Good To Me.
We took the prehistoric sea creatures down to the river to play. I stuck the Gopro in the water, and guess what? He wants to make underwater videos with his toys! We can learn about filming, editing, post production, colour correction, filesize, internet transfer speed, video text descriptions and tags…
Do You Know How Much Education is In a Tripod?
Rotation, tilt, pressure, bearings, telescoping, bubble levels, height, angles, stability…right now he just wants to take pictures of dinosaurs…and diapers.
The Small Things You Learn
Instead of ‘pretending they are filming’ because they are holding the Gopro or phone but their fingers have already pressed all the buttons needed to not be filming anymore…a mini plastic tripod doubles as a button free handle!