I slammed against this post over at Kottke.org and thought it was a great idea, certainly good-great enough to be sharing here!
I just loved this idea. We’ve spoken here before about getting curious about your kid and I think this is an excellent, creative model for that kind of interaction.
Here’s what Jason did:
- He gave his 3yo kid a camera (in this case a Canon Powershot SD450).
- He let his kid take pictures with said camera.
- He put a 4GB Eye-Fi Card in the camera so it would automatically upload pictures to Flickr.
- He smiled.
“Giving an “adult” camera to a three-year-old may seem like a recipe for confusion and broken electronics, but I’m continually amazed at kids’ thirst for knowledge and empowered responsibility.”
“Yesterday morning we were trying to build a boat out of blocks… ‘the same as we built last week,’ Ollie said to me. I couldn’t remember how we’d built the boat last week and Ollie couldn’t really describe it or duplicate it by himself. ‘We should have taken a picture of it. Then we would remember,’ he said.”
Check out Kottke’s Kid Camera post for more info…