A house full of future David Baileys!August 5, 2009 at 6:13 pm | Posted in Toys & Books | Leave a comment
Tags: kids first cameras, my first camera, VTech Kidizoom
The bear turned one on Saturday; rain didn’t stop play and we hosted an indoor party for 30 adults (luckily there was some very nice Merlot next to the finger buffet of cheese puffs, mini pizzas and carrot sticks), and 15 children ranging from 5 months to 7 years old.
We took lots of family snaps, but the real action shots came from the younger guests, courtesy of a Kidizoom camera. With a professional photographer for a father this new gadget received some hardcore gruelling the night before the party.
I may be retired as a daughter for saying this but looking back, the children put him slightly to shame. After about half an hour of peering into various slots, taking a few photographs by accident and referring to the instruction manual several times, I can confirm that this is a camera for children for a reason. They pick it up, they shoot, they score. They make it look very, very easy.
The picture quality isn’t oustanding but that doesn’t matter because it’s about teaching children how to take photographs and develop new interests. The children that had a go, including William (3) and Tilly (7) thought it was brilliant.
“It was a beautiful camera. It was easy to take lots of pictures. I liked it; it’s different to mummy’s”.
William’s mum said it was a great success and she would definitely recommend it, her only suggestion being that a bigger, clearer viewing screen would be good.
Overall, a great little gadget, now to find some awards to enter for our budding photographers…start them young as they say!