Whenever I am using the camera, Levi will ask me if he can take a picture. I always oblige him with a watchful eye (just to make sure the camera doesn’t hit the ground) and am amazed at the results of what I find once I download the chip onto the computer. To see the world literally through his own eyes is such a great learning experience to me as a parent. I get a closer look at what he is drawn to and what intrigues him. Like the ground beneath his feet, the sky above him, his brother’s face, the colors, textures and elements of our home. I’ve always thought that it’s important to give a child real tools to work with (in the literal and figurative sense). The tools of course have to fit the child’s age. We gave him his own mini hammer and screw driver set when he was 2 and taught him the proper way to handle and respect them. He could turn a screw and hammer a nail like a pro, it was amazing! Now at 4, it’s so apparent to see his interest in building things, whether it’s with wood and nails, glue and paper or Legos. Watching him explore this interest in taking pictures is a new turn in his development and one that fascinates me as much as it does him, I think! I look forward to seeing more of his world in this way.
And no, I did not alter these photos in any way…they all came from Levi!