When Emma turned six, I decided it was time to let her have a go at using our real camera. She’s a fairly careful kid, and I think there are a lot of benefits to photography opportunities for kids. Child-captured images capture relationships with a honesty you don’t get when an adult is behind the camera:
Emma captures everyday life in a way I would never think to:
She also captures moments that might not happen at all if I were in the room!
And each of Emma’s pictures captures her relationship with that particular sibling. Here, two-month-old Anna is talking to her:
I also get to find out what objects are most important to her, since – for the most part – she only photographs people. She was very proud of this seasons project she brought home from school!
Most of all, I love that my six-year-old is growing as an artist!
Learning Laboratory is a space to celebrate the fun, creative, hands-on learning that happens in everyday life. I had two favorite links last week:
- How to Press Leaves with Kids from The Pleasantest Thing guest posting at B-InspiredMama.com
- Slide Painting from My Magical Menagerie
I hope you’ll link up your week’s learning! Sharing my button is always appreciated, but not required. It’s also nice to visit other people who link up! By linking up, you give me permission to pin your posts to my Pinterest boards.