Ever wish you could see the world through a child's eyes? Well, here is a way to do just that- and with minimal time and cost.
- Take your child or grandchild on walk through your community. Tell them they can take as many pictures as they want with a digital camera or your phone. Do not lead them to certain objects; just let them shoot away. You may want to show them a few things beforehand, like how to zoom and hold the camera steady.
- When you get home from your walk, download the pictures onto Shutterfly, Snapfish, Walmart, or any store of your choice.
- Create a photo book online. Ask your child which picture comes first and in which order to insert the others.
- Now, ask your child if there is a story that goes along with these photographs. Depending on the age of the child, you may hear an earful of imaginary tales, or you may hear a very believable story. Write down or type the story word for word, as your child tells you the tale. If your child does not have a story to tell you, just ask them to tell you something about each picture and write that down word for word.
- Now, add the story and descriptions to each page of pictures. Make sure the words and photographs flow, and ask you child if he or she wants to fill in any gaps or add anything to the story. Read the pages out load and see if your child wants to change anything too.
- Now, just simply order the photo book and wait for delivery. Prices usually range from $12.00 up to $40.00 for each photo book. However, keep your eyes our for deals and coupons. Walmart just advertised a special of "buy one get one" on photo books. So, if you have two kids, you could get two books for the price of one. Other sites often have coupon codes that you can find in magazines and online.
Once your book is delivered, read it frequently with your child. Leave it on the coffee table to show guests. Children will be so proud to see you show off their artistic work. It's a fun, family activity with lasting memories.