Time flies by so fast, even more so when you have children! We’ve been thinking about how important it is for families to capture some of those happy holiday memories, so we’ve teamed up with Vtech, inventors of the fantastic new Kidizoom digital camera, to see how you can get the kids involved in snapping some photos for your family album.
We sent one of our favourite family lifestyle bloggers, Abigail Oliver, off on a little photography adventure with her son Theo. Check out what they got up to below and don’t forget, you can get your hands on a Kidizoom Camera and a whole bundle of Trunki goodies worth nearly £200 in this week’s Trunki competition. Just ENTER NOW to be in for a chance of winning!
With the start of the holidays and endless long days stretching before us Theo and I have been trying to take advantage of our time without the restrictions of nursery drop offs and pick ups. Although I’ll be the first to admit I do miss those few hours in the afternoons to myself, it has given us a chance to leave the little bubble of our neighbourhood in search of new adventures. Sometimes it’s easy to forget you live in a bustling city with so many fun things to do just a short bus ride away.
Bristol is an amazing city, and it’s times like these I fall in love with it all over again. I love how each area is different from the next, with its own set of parks and shops and interesting things to see and do. There’s the nature festival, local street fairs, the big harbourside festival, the amazing balloon fiesta and many many more. We have also been loving the Shaun the Sheep trail and it has been the basis for many a day trip so far this summer. It gets us out the house, is free and easy to do at our own pace – plus a great way to explore the city and snap some great photos along the way!
Theo has always been happy to tag along on our adventures, but now that he’s getting older we’ve been encouraging him to make his own choices about what we get up to, and really taking an interest in his surroundings. He has his favourite places to visit in the city, but I think the great thing about growing up in a city like Bristol is that it really opens children up to a wide range of diversity and I really want Theo to embrace that.
We were recently given this fun Kidizoom camera from Vtech for Theo to try out and to document our outings. We’ve been contemplating getting a camera for Theo for a while now, as he always takes an interest in taking pictures himself with my camera, which is great, but does put me a little on edge! So being able to give him a camera that is so easy to use, as well as durable (it has already been dropped a few times!) has been great. He picked up how to use it straight away, and I love the double viewfinder meaning that its easy to use like a traditional camera. He’s already discovered how to put filters and add in extras to the photos and has played around with the video function too. I think it’s great that it’s his own piece of technology that he can fully explore and use with ease, it’s been great for him to be able to share and show his friends how to use it too, and they are already a fan of the back camera for selfies!
Before we set off on our adventure Theo packed his new Trunki Paddlepak bag for the day and we encouraged him to think of the things he may need. It’s the perfect size for him to carry around his things and its great as it encourages his independence more.
We stopped for food along the way before joining the crowds to look at the artists taking over and painting murals over the cities buildings and walls. Music poured out into the street and we wandered around just soaking up the atmosphere. Theo had a great time taking everything in through his camera lense and I thought I’d share a few of the photos that he snapped with his camera from the last few weeks, I quite like seeing his perspective on things, but perhaps he could learn a few tips…(I do love them quite a lot!)
Don’t forget, you can get your hands on a KidiZoom Camera and a whole bundle of Trunki goodies for your little one in this week’s Trunki competition. Just ENTER NOW to be in for a chance of winning!
Here’s the world through Theo’s eyes…