Seeing the World Through Your Child’s Eyes
Have you ever wondered how your child sees the world? What their perceptions are of what they see? You can catch a glimpse of their world while creating memories by making memory albums. Memory albums are photo albums that your child can put together of trips or special days out with family.
What you need:
• Journal or notebook (If you want to be a little fancier you can get supplies from a scrap-booking store)
• Crayons or markers
• Non-toxic glue stick or photo corners
• Camera (You can get disposable cameras if your child is younger & prone to dropping things or if your child is older, he/she can use the family camera)
When you go on a vacation, a special trip to the zoo, see Grandparents or even just explore in your own neighborhood, give your child the camera to take pictures of what (or who) catches their eye. After the outing develop the pictures. Don’t wait too long to develop them as your child may forget why she/he took that photo. Once developed, have your child put them in the journal or notebook. They can they write a little caption (if they are too young to write, you can help them out) of what memory they have with that photo.
It’s a fun way to learn what your child finds important or beautiful in “their world.” Make sure you keep these as they will be fun to put out at graduation parties, weddings or other life events when they are older.
What ways do you capture and make memories from your child’s world?
Posted March 19, 2010