Remember when you had a film loaded camera and you tried to read the counter hoping that you wouldn’t run out of film. Today digital cameras are all the rage, the mega pixels are constantly improving, the designs and styles are sleek and smaller and the memory is almost unlimited. All of these features allow you to own a great camera and instant viewing of your pictures makes waiting for film to be developed a task of the past. Plus you can share pictures like never before.
If you are taking a lot of pictures chances are you are not in them, your kids are. You can capture some great kid moments and most kids love looking at them selves through a digital world. Picture taking is something that everybody can enjoy, even kids. If you are looking for a kid’s digital camera there are plenty of themed ones to choose from. Disney has captured the market and if your child has a favorite character then there is probably a camera just for them.
Digital cameras can be expensive but a kids digital camera can be found online for much cheaper, the models currently on the market are designed with kids in mind. That doesn’t mean that a kid shouldn’t have a digital camera but they do need to know how it works and that it should not be dropped or abused. The rules that apply to the way they treat their other electronic devices should suffice.
Since kids love to take pictures having a digital camera will give them a chance to practice their shutter bug skills and it will free up your camera. Kids are always learning how to do stuff and since hands on gives them a better understanding you might find them really excelling at picture taking. A kid’s digital camera should not cost a lot, its best to shop for a used one or a themed one that they will take care of. Mega pixels don’t really matter to kids so buying them the latest and greatest won’t impress them too much.
Once you find a digital kids camera that you both agree on, work with your child on how to use it. They will soon learn the procedures and then you can let them start discovering their world through a lens, then sit back and learn how they see things. It’s a great way to learn from your kids on how they view fun, beauty and seriousness.
If your children take their camera with them on an outing make sure to help remind them to keep it close and safe. It might become a visual diary of their lives so don’t be too surprised when you see pictures that don’t make any sense to you; they are expressing themselves through a new art form. You can also encourage them to draw pictures they have taken or write stories about the people in their digital library.
It’s best to buy the equipment that allows them to transfer their pictures to a computer or digital photo album. Buy a digital card so they can take lots of pictures and a digital card reader/writer so they can learn how to make folders of their new found fun. The brand of camera doesn’t matter so don’t get caught up in the brand war. Just find one that they are happy with and see what unfolds when they are behind the camera.